As far east as Arlington, thick black smoke was evident from a huge fire at the Richland Hills headquarters of Advanced Foam Recycling on Thursday afternoon.
One worker who was inside was hospitalized (possibly from smoke inhalation) when the fire began, but was able to drive to the hospital himself.
One-hundred-twenty-five firefighters from seven North Texas cities helped Fort Worth firefighters try to contain the blaze on the 2500 block of Handley Ederville Road. But as of 3:30 on the afternoon on Feb. 25, the fire had burned for more than three hours straight and the roof of the structure had collapsed.
One viewer sent Daily Fort Worth an email describing seeing “huge flames and huge billows of black smoke,” from her home in White Lake Hills.
At about 3 p.m., Haltom City emergency Management advised people who were downwind from the fire (southwest) to shelter in place but said there was no reason to evacuate.