• Summary: Firefighters have substantially reduced a fire at a mulch plant, according to Polk Fire Rescue.
  • Where: Lasso Lane just north of the Polk Parkway and east of Reynolds Road
  • How long: 225 hours. The call came in at 11 a.m. on Nov. 16.
  • How much: More than 12 million gallons of water used.
  • Caution: Smoke may hinder visibility on nearby roads, including the Polk Parkway east of U.S. 98.

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