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11 Trucks Destroyed in Fire at Grand Prairie Manufacturing Plant

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Several tractor-trailers caught fire outside the Poly-America manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie in the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning.

NBC 5's photojournalist Kevin Williams spotted the several 18-wheelers on fire while driving in the 2000 block of Marshall Lane.

According to the Grand Prairie Fire Department, 11 trucks were destroyed in the blaze.

The Grand Prairie Fire Department said it is unclear how the fire at the plastic plant began.

Hazmat crews responded to the scene to clean up diesel fuel. It is not clear if anyone was injured during the fire.

Thursday's fire is at the same plant that caught fire on Aug. 18, 2020.

NBC 5 on Thursday morning repeated initial information received on the 2020 fire that it was caused by downed power lines. In a report issued a week after the fire, the Grand Prairie Fire Department said that downed power lines were ruled out as a cause of the 2020 fire when early photography of the fire showed the lines in place. The fire department said the power lines didn't fall until after the fire grew out of control.

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