A massive fire has erupted overnight at a Grand Prairie Plastics Plant.
The Poly-America facility caught on fire on Tuesday night with emergency services rushing to the scene.
Grand Prairie Fire says power line fell onto rolls of plastic, starting the fire. Crews from Dallas, Irving, Cedar Hill, DFW Airport helping. No one hurt & people are watching from a park nearby. “I could have walked up and touched the fire. It’s hot.” pic.twitter.com/tO2kyj23bC
— Alan Scaia (@scaia) August 19, 2020
An overhanging power line fell onto plastic sheeting in a storage facility at the Poly-America manufacturing plant in the 2000 block of West Marshall Drive, said Bill Murphy, Assistant Chief with the Grand Prairie Fire Department.
The materials ignited and spread throughout the storage area and a railcar even exploded, Murphy said.
Power cuts are expected to continue in the area for some time.
Poly America claims to be the world’s largest producer of construction film and America’s largest producer of trash bags.
Fire crews from Irving, Dallas, Cedar Hill and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport are assisting with the fighting the fire.
There have, as yet, been no reports of injuries or fatalities in the incident but investigations have begun.
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