APOPKA, Fla. – First responders in Apopka responded to a large fire near State Road 429 early Saturday morning.
The fire started around 3:30 a.m., according to a release from he Apopka Fire Department.
An EMS chief tells Spectrum News that a pile of hardwood recycled products went up in flames at Raynor Shine, a recycling facility. He says they usually take that material and turn it into mulch.
The release goes on to state that most of the fire was under control by 6:00 a.m. with crews on the scene as of 2:30 p.m., continuing to clean up and watch for possible flare-ups.
Crews fighting a fire near the Amazon warehouse in Apopka, just off SR-429. It appears a mulch pile is on fire. @MyNews13 #News13Seminole pic.twitter.com/ppH4RPYdqP— Nicole Griffin (@NicoleNews13) April 30, 2022
The lot is located near a lot of other warehouses, including a large Amazon distribution center, but the chief says the wind actually worked in their favor, blowing the flames away from other structures.
The chief shared that Raynor Shine employees have been showing up all morning, helping to move equipment on the property away from the fire. At this point they still do not know the cause of that fire, however they did have a similar fire here last year.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Spectrum News 13 for more details.