“It took us a while to get some water on the fire due to limited access to hydrants and getting lines stretched,” he said. “We got a handle on the fire approximately an hour-and-a-half into the fire.
“This was a very large fire. It took a very long time to contain.”
No one was hurt and no structures sustained damage, Anglin said. A loss estimate was not yet available and no cause of the fire has been determined.
“We may never know what started the fire,” Anglin said. “Right now, we’re dealing with basically one big glob of plastic back in there, approximately probably an acre-and-a-half of burnt plastic.”
The Butler County Emergency Management Agency was called to the scene to provide rehab services and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was notified as a precautionary measure, he said.
“According to plant managers and a plant spokesman there is no concern to the environment with the product that has been burning,” Anglin said. “They will confirm that with the EPA when they arrive.”