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Bundles Bound for Recycling Burn at South Fort Worth Plant

Bundles of cardboard, plastic and other material destined for recycling caught fire Monday afternoon outside a plant in far south Fort Worth, sending black smoke high into the sky.

Fort Worth firefighters labored in 106-degree heat to extinguish the fire at Evergreen Paper Recycling at 1110 Everman Parkway, said Lt. Kyle Falkner, a Fire Department spokesman.

The first 911 call came in at 5:56 p.m., and it took about 1 1/2 hours to get the fire under control, he said.

The fire was mostly contained to the outside of the building, but some crept inside. Firefighters were still dousing hot spots after 8 p.m.

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