Epic Plastics loses bales of recycled HDPE to fire

A fire broke out at Epic Plastics (Lodi, CA) the morning og Nov. 9. The company produces 100% recycled plastic edging products for professional landscapers and homeowners. No structures were damaged and no one was injured, according to a report by Christina Carmejo, a News-Sentinel Staff Writer.

Two engines were initially dispatched to put out the fire, but as the blaze was threatening other structures in the area, a full structure fire team of four engines and ladder truck were called to the scene. The blaze was under control in about an hour.

Battalion Chief Brad Doell told the News-Sentinel that the department would be speaking with management about the “storage methods” for the large bales of recycled HDPE. “This is the second fire at this location in the past year,” Doell told the News-Sentinel.

Epic Plastics makes a proprietary product called Benda Board, 100% recycled lawn and garden edging that is a flexible and easy-to-install alternative to natural wood. The company also produces Epic Edge, a 100% recycled plastic and wood edging product.

Attempts to reach the company for comment were unsuccessful.

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