Las Vegas recycling center fire started in ‘hot load,’ spread to warehouse

  • Source: KLAS-TV CBS 8 News Las Vegas
  • Published: 09/14/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: Smoke continues to pour from the yard of the Republic Services Recycling Center in North Las Vegas as firefighters work to put out a blaze that sent black smoke billowing over the northeast valley Monday morning. The large 2-alarm fire at the recycling center just north of Cheyenne Avenue at Commerce Street is still burning. About 60 firefighters have remained on the scene. According to North Las Vegas Police Department firefighter Nino Galloway, the fire started from a “hot load” left at the recycling center. “Hot load” refers to the contents of a garbage truck. “Sometimes things catch fire,” Galloway said. “It could be anything. You could have … in recycling you might have some batteries in there that spark. You could have somebody that put a cigarette in there,” he said.


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