KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A massive fire scorched acres of plastic pots Thursday morning at a nursery in Osceola County, officials said.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. at Nursery Supplies Inc. on Avenue A, north of Poinciana High School near Kissimmee.
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An Osceola fire official said at least 2 acres of pallets holding thousands of plastic pots, some stacked 10 feet high, were ablaze. Crews were stationed to slow the fire, but because of the area and the product burning there were many challenges, the official said.
The Orange County hazmat team monitored air quality, but no evacuations of nearby homes or businesses were ordered.
No one was injured in the fire.
Earlier, video from Sky 6 (see below) showed flames and large plumes of smoke shooting into the sky, with several fire trucks nearby.
The School District of Osceola County said Thursday morning that there were no schedule changes at Poinciana High because of the nearby fire.
“Our safety and security team is aware and is closely monitoring the situation,” a district representative said in an email to News 6.
No major roadways, including U.S. 17-92 and Poinciana Boulevard, were affected by the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Check back for updates.
Our view from S. Poinciana Blvd. You can see the amount of smoke coming from the fire @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/thQdsEvSXQ— Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) February 16, 2023
** MASSIVE FIRE **— “Trooper Steve” Montiero (@TrooperSteve_) February 16, 2023
SW Corner of 17/92 and Poinciana Blvd
- Main roadways not blocked as of now #Poinciana #Osceola #Fire pic.twitter.com/ePiMEvVeMc