Environment
11:55 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Recycling Center Catches Fire Again

A Union City, Tenn., recycling center has erupted in flames for the second time in two months. A previously unburned part of Greenway Recover & Recycle caught fire shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday. Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison says a fire crew remains on site to control the blaze. Edmison says fires in bales of plastic have been difficult to put out because of the type of material. He says plastic from the first fire in September continues to smolder.

That may have been the cause of the second fire, but Edmison could not pinpoint the exact reason. He says the burning material has released noxious fumes into the air, adding it poses no health danger to the public. According to Edmison, fire crews may try to throw dirt on the second fire to help put it out.