Fire officials anticipate extinguishing the Poly-America plastics plant blaze in Grand Prairie, Texas, Wednesday night, according to a statement issued by the Grand Prairie Fire Department.
“The bulk plastics storage fire in Grand Prairie has been contained and reduced; and should be extinguished tonight,” the statement reads. “Firefighters will continue working on site with cleanup crews tomorrow to extinguish hot spots that pop up as burnt material is moved during recovery.”
The fire broke out at the Poly-America plant, specializing in polyethylene products such as construction film and trash bags.
Shortly after midnight Tuesday, the Grand Prairie Fire Department (GPFD) responded to a structure fire in the 2000 block of W. Marshall Drive.
“Crews continue to defensively work with large quantities of foam to contain the 3-alarm fire,” the GPFD statement reads. “GPFD is working to determine the cause of the fire.”
The department earlier stated in a Facebook post that fallen power lines ignited the inventory at the plastics plant.
There are no reports of injuries, and no official evacuations have been declared. Local and State Environmental teams continue on-scene testing the air quality for any potential smoke impact.
Multiple fire agencies, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Cedar Hill, and Addison, are assisting and responding to routine 911 calls.