‘Use caution’: Some Sumter County residents urged to stay indoors due to hazardous smoke

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — Sumter County deputies are urging some county residents to stay indoors because of a large trash fire nearby.

Deputies said there’s a large trash fire containing hazardous materials at TM Recycling in Lake Panasoffkee.


Deputies said the fire department is in the process of extinguishing the fire and there is a lot of smoke in the air.

Anyone living within a mile of the recycling plant, located at 991 County Road 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, is asked to stay indoors until told otherwise.

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You can monitor the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.