Blaze breaks out at Orange County chemical plant

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Orange County firefighters responded to a fire that broke out at the Pharmline Chemical Company in the Village of Florida this morning.

Fire officials say the blaze started around 8 a.m. Fire companies from numerous surrounding towns responded to the three-alarm blaze.

"When we arrived on scene we found a couple industrial ovens on fire ... we had massive amounts of smoke in the building," Chief Joseph Bankston, of the Florida Fire Department says.

Pharmline is a supplier and manufacturer of nutritional ingredients and fine chemicals. The company specializes in providing services to the dietary supplements and food and beverage industries.

A message on the company answering service said Pharmline was closed Friday for the Labor Day weekend and not scheduled to reopen until Tuesday.

There is no report of injuries at this time or what caused the fire.

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