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Employees at Foss Recycling facility in La Grange back at work after fire

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Published: Jul. 23, 2019 at 7:43 PM EDT
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Employees at a recycling center in the east are back to work Wednesday after a fire tore through the facility.

Lenoir County Fire Marshal Dustin Burkett says the fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon at Foss Recycling facility off Highway 70 in La Grange is completely out and workers are back on the job.

A large pile of items, including plastics from refrigerators and miscellaneous car parts, burned in the blaze.

Firefighters from ten different agencies worked to put out the fire. No injuries were reported.

Investigators say the cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined.


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A fire at Foss Recycling Tuesday afternoon off Highway 70 in La Grange sent flames and smoke into the air. According to Lenior County Fire Marshall Dustin Burkett, no injuries were reported from the fire.

People in the area reported fire and smoke coming from the recycling center around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters say a large pile of items including plastics from refrigerators and miscellaneous car parts burned in the blaze at the scrap metal recycling yard.

Ten agencies responded to the fire. Investigators say the cause of the fire is unknown and it could be Wednesday before it’s determined. Although they say the weather did not play a role in causing the fire.