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Ripley Plant Fire

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

RIPLEY, Tenn.- A large fire erupted at a plastics recycling plant in Lauderdale County, Tuesday. The blaze was at the Allied Plastics plant near the square in Ripley. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. and burned throughout the day.

Fire crews from both Lauderdale and Tipton Counties were called in to help battle the fire. Fire officials said getting water on this fire was difficult at first because one of the city's water towers was emptied for repair.

There were no immediate reports of injury and the cause of the fire has not been determined.

The EPA warned residents in the area with breathing difficulty to stay indoors.