UPDATE: Fire Out At Bertie County Recycling Center

The fire at Liverman's Recycling in the Bertie County town of Kelford is out, according to Bertie County Emergency Management Director Mitch Cooper.

Cooper said at 9 a.m. Tuesday, one fire department remained at Liverman's, which is on Highway 11 North, in order to handle any flare-ups. At the height of the blaze, twelve fire departments were helping fight the fire. It was called in at 2:30 a.m.

Cooper says what started this fire appears to be the same issue that sparked blazes in November and December of 2011: sparks, according to the center's owner. Cooper said the ongoing issue needs to be addressed.

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Crews are still on the scene of a fire that started overnight in Bertie County.

Twelve different crews are fighting a fire at Liverman's Metal Recycling in Bertie County on Highway 11 North in Kelford. Dispatchers say the call came in at 2:30 this morning.

Liverman's also caught fire twice late last year - once in November and then again in December. The owner said at least one of those fires was caused by sparks.

We will keep you posted on this breaking news.

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