Arson unit investigates recycling plant fire
POSTED AT 4:49 PM Sunday, August 7
Calgary firefighters were very busy over the weekend. Early sunday morning, a recycling plant went up in flames.
Flames stretched into the night sky at Metro Waste Paper Recovery. Fire crews were called out just before 4:30 Sunday morning. When they arrived at the scene, they were confronted by a 100m long fire. Paper bales and other recyclable materials provided ample fuel for the blaze. Fire crews had all they could handle with the two alarm fire.
Strong wind and limited fire hydrants hindered efforts to control the fire. It was still burning, hours later. The arson unit is investigating, since no-one was at the recycling plant when the fire started.
Now a second business has gone up in smoke beside the original fire......hmmm arson or embers?