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Large Fire Destroys Fairmont City, Ill., Recycling Plant

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Large Fire Destroys Fairmont City, Ill., Recycling Plant

Investigators say bundles of cardboard are believed to have ignited a massive fire Sunday at a metro-east recycling plant.

The blaze started at just before 2 p.m. at TEK Recycling at 2975 Kingshighway in Fairmont City.

“On arrival firefighters found a fire involving baled cardboard was burning outside the building in the northwest area of the property,” Fairmont City Fire Department Chief Robert Allen said in a release. “The fire had spread to the building, igniting stored bales inside.”

Continue reading at the Belleville News-Democrat

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