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Recycling building burns

August 20, 2011
Jenn Brookens - Staff Writer , Fairmont Sentinel

FAIRMONT - A fire quickly consumed a building at the Waste Management recycling site west of Fairmont around noon Friday.

Fire departments from Fairmont, Welcome, Sherburn and Ceylon responded to the scene. The building that held recyclable materials was quickly consumed by the blaze.

"It went up quick and there was not a lot that could be done," said Steve Bubert, district manager for Waste Management.

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DOUSING?THE?FLAMES?— Firefighters battle a blaze Friday at Waste Management west of Fairmont. Fire departments from Fairmont, Welcome, Sherburn and Ceylon responded to the fire.

No one was working in the building at that time, and all employees cleared the premises when the fire was discovered.

The fire was contained to the one building and was under control in less than an hour.

Bubert said the cause for the fire was not known, and did not believe there would be more information available until Monday.

 
 

 

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