Arkansas recycling center 'fully engulfed' after explosive warehouse fire

  • Source: KTHV-TV CBS 11 Little Rock
  • Published: 09/22/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: According to the Little Rock Fire Department, the Goldman Recycling building was "fully engulfed" and created a large dark cloud of smoke on Tuesday evening. The recycling center is located at 1701 E. 14th Street. The Little Rock Police Department asked people to avoid the immediate area. Neighboring the recycling center is a Budweiser distribution center. An employee at the distribution center said the fire began around 5 p.m. He said employees began driving trucks out of the parking lot to avoid fire damage. No injuries have been reported. According to the fire department, the fire started in the metals warehouse and propane tanks exploded, which was put out. Due to the fact that a plastic warehouse may have also caught fire, a hazmat team is on the scene to check for any chemicals in the air.


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