Sumter Residents Urged to Stay Clear of Hazardous Smoke Amid Recycling Plant Fire

A fire that broke out at the Trademark Metals Recycling facility in Sumter County, Florida, has prompted a stern warning from the local sheriff’s office, urging residents in the vicinity to remain indoors. The incident, reported on Saturday, occurred at the recycling plant situated on 991 County Road 429A, near Sumterville.

Concerns surrounding the safety of nearby residents have led the sheriff’s office to advise individuals living within a one-mile radius of the recycling facility to stay indoors until the situation is resolved. Firefighters are currently on the scene, battling the blaze as smoke billows into the air.

In an online statement, the sheriff’s office revealed that the burning trash at the recycling plant contains hazardous materials, further highlighting the urgency for residents to remain indoors. The exact nature of these hazardous materials has not been disclosed at this time.

As the situation continues to unfold, no additional details have been provided regarding the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage. This remains a developing story, and News 6 will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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