Paper Smolders at Omaha, Nebraska Plant Fire

Paper smoldered Friday and firefighters remained at the scene of a blaze at a paper recycling plant.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Paper smoldered Friday and firefighters remained at the scene of a blaze at a paper recycling plant.

``We had trucks there all night,'' Assistant Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said of the fire that started at about 8 p.m. CDT Thursday at the Omaha Paper Stock Co. Inc.'s warehouse on the city's north side.

No injuries were reported.

More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze and smoke from the fire could be seen on the opposite side of the city.

The fire was under control by 10:20 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters used front-end loaders Friday to get to smoldering paper inside the warehouse.

A conveyer belt problem on a paper bailing machine may have caused the fire, but the investigation continued Friday, Rohlfing said. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Paper smoldered Friday and firefighters remained at the scene of a blaze at a paper recycling plant.

``We had trucks there all night,'' Assistant Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said of the fire that started at about 8 p.m. CDT Thursday at the Omaha Paper Stock Co. Inc.'s warehouse on the city's north side.

No injuries were reported.

More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze and smoke from the fire could be seen on the opposite side of the city.

The fire was under control by 10:20 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters used front-end loaders Friday to get to smoldering paper inside the warehouse.

A conveyer belt problem on a paper bailing machine may have caused the fire, but the investigation continued Friday, Rohlfing said.