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Kennedale Fire Dept assist with chemical plant fire overnight

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In the early morning hours on Friday, the Kennedale Fire Department was called out to assist with a major fire near Rendon in south Tarrant County near Mansfield. {{more: Continue …}}
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The fire was reportedly at the Southwestern Recycling Company, a chemical recycling plant located in the 5200 block of Newt Patterson Road off of Dick Price Road. The plant recycles paint and paint thinner.
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There were several large explosions reported at the plant a little after 1 a.m. Heavy smoke was still billowing from the scene as day break arrived.
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Mansfield, Rendon, Crowley, Kennedale, Everman and Lillian had units at scene. The Kennedale unit stayed about four hours.
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No injuries were reported and it was believed that no one was in the building at the time of the fire.
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Tarrant County fire officials said no evacuations of local residents were needed and the remaining blaze was being allowed to burn itself out.

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