VIDEO: 5-alarm fire at recycling factory near Granite City contained, 1 injured

  • Source: KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis
  • Published: 08/11/2022 12:00 AM

A 5-alarm fire erupted at a factory near Granite City Wednesday morning, injuring one employee. As of Wednesday night, the fire was under control, but firefighters were still monitoring for hotspots into the night. Granite City fire officials told 5 On Your Side the fire started at Interco, a recycling factory along Fox Industrial Drive in Madison, Illinois Wednesday morning at around 10 a.m. According to the Interco website, its facilities recycle nonferrous metal, industrial recycling, computers, electronics and EV batteries. In a post Wednesday night, the Madison County Emergency Management Agency said the shelter-in-place order was lifted for residents in Granite City, but the order "remains in effect until further notice for all others previously notified." The shelter-in-place order people should stay inside, close all doors and windows and turn off the air conditioning.


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