2023

  Industrial Fire Sparks Evacuation Order in Richmond, Indiana

 An industrial fire broke out at 358 NW F St in Richmond, Indiana on April 11, 2023

 causing a large cloud of black, dark gray smoke. 

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 The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency issued an evacuation/shelter in place order for anyone within a half-mile of the fire. 

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 The Richmond Police Department is working to assist with evacuations and keeping people outside the half-mile limits. 

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 The RFD is working to contain the fire on the east side to prevent any spreading. 

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 The Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management are on site, evaluating any potential hazards resulting from the fire. 

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 Multiple agencies, including the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Cambridge City Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, 

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 and Webster Township Fire Department, are assisting RFD. 

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 Richmond Community Schools canceled all after-school activities in the area. 

 The RFD is "very appreciative" of all the food, water, and other supplies donated by community members.

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