Glass, vinyl fire causes dark plume in central Ky.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Updated Saturday, May 4 at 10:02 AM

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — A fire at a plant that crushes broken vehicle windshields for recycling has been brought under control in Lawrenceburg after sending a dark plume of smoke that could be seen in Lexington, Frankfort and other nearby communities.

No injuries were reported in the blaze Friday afternoon, and no evacuations were necessary. Dlubak Glass Co. Secretary Amanda Hillard told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/121lTQ2 ) that the company's nine employees were out for lunch when the fire started shortly after noon.

The fire involved a large pile of shredded glass and vinyl. Firefighters took about two hours to bring the fire under control, and it briefly rekindled before being extinguished again.

The cause wasn't immediately determined, but Lawrenceburg Fire Department spokesman Robbie Hume said there was no reason to suspect foul play.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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