A large fire is burning at a Plastic manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, west of Dallas. Responding Firefighters are worrying about the chemicals burning, a nearby lumber yard may catch fire, and power lines may come down.
This fire at the Poly-America facility near the President George Bush Turnpike just north of Pioneer Parkway broke out around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Scary Flames of the fire can be seen from miles away and the explosion was heard in the distance.
The smoke was so large that the radar of the National Weather Service captured it.
According to the website of the company, Poly-America makes plastic film and trash bags. The company recycles plastic.
Grand Prairie Fire Department reported that the fire broke out due to high-tension power lines falling into the plastic inventory.