Eighth Fire in Two Years Burns Georgia Recycling Plant

July 31--Firefighters in Rome were battling a blaze this morning at a recycling plant that has caught fire seven other times in the past two years.

The most recent fire broke out shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center on Watters Street in the northwest Georgia town, according to the Rome News-Tribune. No injuries were reported.

WRGA radio in Rome reported that another fire last week at the facility was ruled an arson.

In 2013, there were six fires at the recycling center in a nine-day period, but those fires stopped after a temporary construction fence was put up, according to WRGA.

The overnight fire burned a pile of cardboard 500 feet by 40 feet and 10 to 12 feet tall, the News-Tribune reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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