Large fire breaks out at mulch company in Mitchell, shuts down nearby roads

Photo of the fire from a viewer.

MITCHELL, Ind.– Indiana State Police say portions of State Road 37 and State Road 60 are closed in Mitchell due to reduced visibility from a large fire.

Eight fire departments are on the scene at Fibertech, which is a mulch company. The fire started around 11:40 a.m.

The smoke is so thick, crews say there is zero visibility. After-school programs in the area had to be canceled.

No injuries have been reported. The windy weather is making the fire difficult to contain.