Large scale fire at recycling plant in Indiana; Evacuation orders in effect

Revelations 13:16-18 “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Indiana fire at recycling plant prompts evacuation of more than 2,000 residents
  • More than 2,000 residents were told to evacuate Tuesday afternoon after a large fire broke out at a recycling plant in Indiana, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.
  • The fire broke out in the City of Richmond, which is about 70 miles east of Indianapolis and near Ohio’s western border.
  • Indiana State Police said the blaze was at the former Hoffco factory, which closed in 2009.
  • Wayne County EMA said the evacuation order applied to residents and persons within 0.5 miles of the fire. Those outside that zone were advised to keep windows closed and pets inside.
  • Richmond Mayor Dave Snow described it as a “serious, large-scale fire.”
  • “Many units are on scene,” Snow said. “Please avoid this area if possible, as it is dangerous, and allow our first responders room to get this under control.”
  • “The smoke is definitely toxic,” said the Indiana State Fire Marshall on scene according to Fox 59.
  • “This fire is going to burn for a few days,” he added.
  • No other details were immediately available.

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