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Inferno At Indiana Plastic Recycling Plant Forces Evacuation of Over 2,000 Individuals
Inferno At Indiana Plastic Recycling Plant Forces Evacuation of Over 2,000 Individuals

Inferno At Indiana Plastic Recycling Plant Forces Evacuation of Over 2,000 Individuals

  • 12-Apr-2023 1:48 PM
  • Journalist: Nina Jiang

US: A plastic manufacturing facility in Indiana caught fire, resulting in a massive inferno that sent a plume of toxic black smoke into the sky. Over 2,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes as a precautionary measure.

A tractor-trailer truck that caught fire resulted in a blaze, causing a nearby building to ignite, which was being utilized to store a collection of plastic and recycled materials. The fire is projected to continue burning for a few more days.

On Tuesday at approximately 2:40pm, a raging fire erupted in Richmond, situated between Indianapolis and Dayton. The flames consumed the entire facility, creating a massive cloud of black smoke that could be seen from over 20 miles.

At approximately 4pm, Wayne County Emergency Management issued a warning ordering the immediate evacuation of individuals residing within a radius of half a mile from the fire outbreak location.

According to the latest reports, individuals residing east and northeast of the fire's location beyond the half-mile radius have been instructed to take safety measures. The directive given to them is to take shelter in place and turn off their HVAC units. They are also suggested to shut all windows and doors to ensure safety. Additionally, it is recommended to bring pets indoors until further notice.

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