Firefighters battle 11-alarm recycling plant fire in New Jersey

  • Source: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
  • Published: 02/01/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A huge fire broke out overnight inside a recycling plant in New Jersey. The 11-alarm fire is contained but is still not under control at Atlantic Fiber Company that started just after midnight Saturday. Firefighters from over 20 departments including Rutherford, Paterson, Lodi and Wallington responded to the fire on the brutally cold night. Officials say it may take days till the fire is out, but the goal is to extinguish it before the impending winter storm. The massive structure, which is filled with combustible materials such as recycling paper and cardboard, has largely collapsed onto itself. The facility recycles single-steam consumer recyclables, mainly paper - 30,000 to 40,000 tons a month, according to the company. There are no signs of the blaze slowing after officials say several explosions from inside could be heard and the building collapsed into itself.


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