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Fire Produces Tower of Smoke Seen Hundreds of Miles Away

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LYLES, Tenn. - A tower of smoke rose hundreds of feet in the air. Residents within a 1.5 mile radius were told to leave their homes after a fire broke out around 10am at the Industrial Plastic Company's recycling plant. Hickman County Mayor Steve Gregory says the biggest concern is smoke, which could carry harmful chemicals from the plant for miles. He issued a warning even for families living outside of the county. The plan is to let the fire burn overnight and try to attack it Thursday morning.

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