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BREAKING: Massive Fire Starts at Florida Plant Nursery, HAZMAT Crews Monitoring Air


An enormous blaze at a plant nursery in Kissimmee, Florida, started early Thursday morning.

Osceola Fire officials received a call at roughly 2 a.m. about a fire behind Nursery Supplies, Inc. at 2050 Ave. A.

According to officials, a blaze of plastic planters turned into a 5-acre inferno.

HAZMAT crews in the area arrived on the scene to monitor the air to determine if the smoke is a danger to residents.

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FOX 35 provided additional details:

During a press conference on Thursday, Deputy Chief Jon Haskett with Osceola County Fire said about 75 firefighters with Orange County, Osceola County, and Kissimmee are working to put the fire out, which is expected to take several hours.

He said crews are using water and foam to try and knock out the fire. Chief Haskett added that there was likely a propone tank explosion inside the fire area, but all other tanks are secured.

No injuries have been reported and there are no evacuation orders, but he said that could change. The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.

There are thousands of plastic pots kept on the premises, Chief Haskett said.

WESH 2 added:

HAZMAT crews from Osceola County, and Orange County are monitoring the air to determine if this smoke is any danger to residents.

“We’ve got remote monitoring set up and we’re not yet getting any signal that would cause us to call for an evacuation, but that could change,” Osceola Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Jon Haskett said. “If there is an evacuation, it would be due to the smoke and carbon monoxide off the fire.”

Fire officials say the fire will take several more hours to get under control.

People in the immediate area of the smoke should consider staying inside.

Osceola School District tells WESH 2 classes will be held as normal and that the district is monitoring the situation.


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