Fire at Greensboro recycling plant ‘under control’

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The 700 block of Patton Avenue in Greensboro (Google Maps)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A fire was reported Thursday morning at a Greensboro recycling plant.

Chief Daniel Laszlo said firefighters responded to FCR Recycling at 706 Patton Ave. around 8:15 a.m. The business, which is located next to a propane tank facility, is contracted by the city to process and recycle waste.

A city truck hauling recyclables delivered a load with a fire contained in the material to the facility. This material caused a fire at the facility.

No one was injured and the facility remains open, fully operational and accepting all material.

“Our professional staff is prepared and trained to effectively manage these types of situations in conjunction with city agencies, and therefore we were able to contain the fire,” ReCommunity’s Jerry White said.