Plastics Manufacturer Burns to Ground

Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 03:07 PM gHale

The roof at the Superior Recreational Products manufacturing plant in Carrollton, TX, collapsed after a fire struck the facility.

Firefighters were still battling hot spots 24 hours after a fire burned a Carrollton, TX, plastic equipment plant to the ground, officials said.

Superior Recreational Products, which is in the 1000 block of Columbia Drive, caught fire 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Carrollton police said.

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The fire raged for at least three hours, gutting the building and collapsing the roof, before firefighters were able to contain it.

While the fire ended up contained the night before, crews were still dousing the building with water Friday afternoon to put out small, secondary flare-ups, said Carrollton battalion chief Allen English.

Once the fire is fully extinguished, investigators will head inside to try to determine the cause.

Allen said two employees were inside the 80,000-square-foot facility when it caught fire, but they were able to escape without injuries.

“They were running some kind of piece of equipment in the building at the time of the fire,” he said.

The plant makes plastic playground and recreational equipment and employs about 100 people. In addition, Superior Recreational Products is in an older building with no sprinkler system, officials said.



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