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Firefighters Investigating Cause of Massive Recycling Plant Fire in East El Paso

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POSTED: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 10:38pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:04am

EL PASO – Firefighters are investigating the cause of a massive fire that broke out at an Eastside recycling plant Monday evening.

The fire started around 6:45 p.m. at Newell Recycling located at 6800 Market Ave. It took around 60 firefighters about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

Firefighters were worried the flames would spread to Western Refining right next to the recycling plant.

Luckily firefighters kept that from happening.

No injuries were reported. The cause is still under investigation.

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Looked out my window this evening and saw dark smoke rising into the sky.

Wondering what was on fire I came here to the Ch. 9 web site and found it was the El Paso Recycling Plant AND y'all had pictures! Thanks Ch. 9!

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