Kissimmee nursery fires roar for hours; Cleaning is underway

Kissimmee nursery fires roar for hours;  Cleaning is underway

                A massive fire broke out Thursday at a plant nursery in Osceola County.  21 units and 75 firefighters battled the fire, which started at night, for about 12 hours.  Throughout the day, clouds of smoke could be seen billowing from the property near Poinciana Street, but they have slowed significantly.  Crews are still working to clean up a "huge mess of melted plastic."  According to Bethzida Garcia of Osceola County Fire Rescue, the call was received at 1:02 a.m. and crews arrived on scene shortly after.  Officials with Osceola County Fire Rescue say more than two acres of pallets containing plastic planters were burned in the blaze.  Crews used about 4,500 gallons of water per minute to extinguish the fire, and the presence of propane tanks nearby made the task more difficult.  In a statement issued by the company, Nursery Supply, Inc. said:  The fire broke out along the back fence of the property and the damage was contained to the outside courtyard where flower pots manufactured within the factory are stored.  Hazardous materials crews and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection were monitoring the air and reported no hazardous materials were released.  Fortunately, no structures were damaged and no one was injured in the accident.  Garcia stressed the importance of ensuring that no one is injured in such situations.  “The report we have is that no one was injured, which is something we always want,” Garcia said. “The cause of the fire remains unknown, and Osceola County Fire Rescue is investigating.”  After several hours, the roads surrounding the factory finally opened.  However, for the truck driver, Ulan Polly, it was just that.” A long wait to get back to work. “This is as far as I’ve gotten here,” Polly said. He found himself stranded on Avenue A for more than seven hours with a road full of other truck drivers, Waiting to get back to work. “I'm delivering here for these people but I can't get past this hose," Paulie said. "When I finished delivering here, I had to take this to Daytona.” The nearest neighborhood store, a grocery warehouse, was working As usual. Agents like Mathieu Amboise used the entrance and exit via Street A, relieved that “the fire had not spread further.  "I see a lot of firefighters and everything and a big old fire. I was scared for myself. I thought the whole city was on fire," Amboise said. Watch the helicopter video below: Other headlines: 3-year-old boy shot to death in DeLand, as Brightline sets target date for grand opening in Orlando, deputies say Body found near Brevard County boat ramp  
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                <strong class="dateline">Kissimmee, Florida —</strong>                                          <p>A massive fire broke out Thursday at a plant nursery in Osceola County. 

21 units and 75 firefighters battled the fire, which started at night, for about 12 hours. Throughout the day, clouds of smoke could be seen billowing from the property near Poinciana Street, but they have slowed significantly. Crews are still working to clean up a “huge mess of melted plastic.”

According to Bethzida Garcia of Osceola County Fire Rescue, the call was received at 1:02 a.m. and crews arrived on scene shortly after. Officials with Osceola County Fire Rescue say more than two acres of pallets containing plastic planters were burned in the blaze. Crews used about 4,500 gallons of water per minute to extinguish the fire, and the presence of propane tanks nearby made the task more difficult.

Nursery Supplies, Inc. said in a statement that the fire broke out along the property’s back fence, and the damage was contained to the outdoor patio where plant-made flower pots are stored.

Hazardous materials crews and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection were monitoring the air and reported no hazardous materials were released. Fortunately, no damage was caused to any of the buildings, and no one was injured in the accident.

Garcia stressed the importance of ensuring that no one is injured in such situations.

“The report we have is that no one was injured, which is something we always want under these circumstances,” Garcia said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and the Osceola County Fire Rescue Team is investigating.

After several hours, the roads surrounding the factory were finally opened. However, for truck driver, Ulan Puli, it has been a long wait to get back to work.

“This is as far as I’ve gotten here,” Pauley said.

He found himself stranded on Avenue A for more than seven hours with the road full of other truck drivers, waiting to get back to work.

“I’m hooking up here for these guys but I can’t get past this hose,” Pauly said. “And when I’m done hooking up here, I’ve got to take this to Daytona.”

The nearest neighboring business, a grocery warehouse, continued business as usual.

Customers like Matthiew Amboise used an entrance and exit on the other side of Avenue A, where they were relieved that the fire had not spread further.

“I see a lot of firefighters and everything and a big old fire. I was afraid for myself. I thought the whole city was on fire,” Amboise said.

Watch the helicopter video below:

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                                </div>        (Tags for translation)Poinciana Boulevard Fire

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