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Multiple alarm foam recycling plant fire sends up a large plume of smoke in Tarrant County
ByHarshal 26 Feb 2021 08:08 AM 47

Multiple fire departments are working to tackle a large fire that broke out at a foam recycling plant and sent a large plume of smoke into the air in Tarrant County.

The 5-alarm fire is at a commercial warehouse for Advanced Foam Recycling in the 2500 block of Handley Ederville Road in Richland Hills, near the Fort Worth border.

People could see thick black smoke from miles away.

According to reports from the Fort Worth Fire Department, one person was injured and was immediately rushed to the hospital before crews arrived on the scene.

No information on his condition or the extent of the injury has been reported so far.

There are eight fire departments assisting the city’s firefighters.

The fire broke out before 12:30 p.m. There were people working inside the massive complex, which is roughly 150,000 square feet of space.

Richland Hills PD Captain Sheena McEachran said, "I don’t have a count on how many people had been in the building when the fire started. The fire is also, it’s an unknown cause at this time."

"This business, it’s a one-story business, but it’s pretty large. It’s about two or three blocks long so it’s a major fire, but like I said, luckily it’s contained to the one building, everyone made it out we just have the one injury."

About 125 firefighters responded to the scene at the height of attacking the flames.

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