Firefighters battling large blaze at Dallas-area factory


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (NewsNation) – A large fire continues to burn Wednesday at a Dallas-area factory that makes trash bags and other plastics.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from the fire that broke out in the predawn hours at the Poly-America factory in Grand Prairie, authorities said.

The Grand Prairie Fire Department said the blaze started due to high-tension power lines falling into plastic inventory. Firefighters say the large fire will likely continue burning until Thursday.

No evacuations have been ordered so far, but the department is asking anyone with underlying conditions to avoid the area.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth captured the smoke plume from the fire on its radar.

Poly-America is headquartered in Grand Prairie and specializes in products made from polyethylene, such as trash bags, drop cloths and plastic sheeting, according to the company’s website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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