Residents living near a plastics film facility in Wharton, Texas, were given the all-clear to return to their homes Jan. 10 following a fire at the plant.
Reports of a blaze came in at 8:50 p.m. Jan. 9 at Nan Ya Plastics Corp. USA and flames were extinguished overnight, according to local authorities and news reports.
Wharton Police, on Facebook, indicated mid-morning Monday residents who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their homes.
"Questions as to the origins of the fire, that at this time are believed to be NON-CRIMINAL and equipment related, are to be directed to Nan Ya administration," the police department said on the post.
Nan Ya officials both at the facility and at the company's U.S. offices in Livingston, N.J., could not be immediately reached for comment Monday.
Wharton's volunteer fire department was assisted by firefighters from Boling, Hungerford, Glen Flora, El Campo and East Bernard, according to police.
Fire officials also could not be immediately reached Monday.
Nan Ya Plastics ranked 36th in the most recent Plastics News listing of film and sheet makers in North America with estimated annual sales of $210 million.
Nan Ya makes both PVC and PET rigid film and is a unit of Nan Ya Plastics Corp. of Taipei, Taiwan.