Power lines fall onto plastics storage yard in Grand Prairie, sparking major fire
The Grand Prairie Fire Department has been battling a substantial fire at Poly America, 2000 W. Marshall Drive, since late Tuesday night.
Just before midnight, one of our followers reported seeing a large flash of some sort in the area, followed by heavy smokes of smoke. Officials say high voltage power lines snapped and fell onto the plastics storage yard at the facility, sparking a major fire that grew rapidly.
The fire has burned for several hours and officials say it may burn for the rest of the day.
Residents who live downstream may smell or see smoke in their neighborhoods. Fire officials recommend they self evacuate or stay inside, especially those with respiratory illnesses.
At this time, there are no reports of any injuries.
Grand Prairie FD is being assisted by the Dallas Fire-Rescue HazMat team along with DFW Airport’s ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting) Truck.
We will provide updates when available.