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Multiple departments fight fire at plastics recycling plant in Clyde

Firefighters from the Clyde, Green Springs, Ballville and Bellevue fire departments had the fire under control by late morning.

CLYDE, Ohio — Smoke could be seen for miles around as multiple departments responded to a fire at a plastics recycling facility in Clyde on Sunday morning.

The fire started around 7 a.m. at Evergreen Plastics and was extinguished just before 11:30 a.m., according to a Facebook post by the Clyde Fire Department. The fire started in a dust collection system, spreading inside the building through duct work and then into insulation beneath the roof. 

Crews remained on the scene until after 5:00 p.m. that night.

Clyde police say no firefighters were injured in the fire. They also say the building is not a total loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The Clyde Fire Department was assisted by the Green Springs, Ballville and Bellevue Fire Departments as well as Sandusky County EMS.

Evergreen Plastics processes pop and water bottles from curbside recycling, turning them into pellets and flakes for reuse. The company says it recycles more than 100,000,000 pounds of the material every year.

This is a developing story.