HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- A large industrial fire has led to evacuation orders for residents of Richmond, Indiana. A large amount of black smoke can be seen in the sky above Richmond due to the fire.

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According to Richmond Mayor Dave Snow, the facility is used for recycling and storage. It is believed that plastics are stored in the building.

The fire is near a residential area, with a mixture of businesses and homes populating the area around the fire.

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Residents within a half mile of the fire are asked to evacuate by the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency. Wayne County EMA says residents should turn off HVAC units and bring pets inside.