Crews battle large fire at Chicago-area recycling facility
Firefighters found flames coming out of the roof of the facility and the fire quickly spread
DES PLAINES, Ill. — Crews are battling a large fire at a recycling facility in suburban Chicago.
No injuries were reported following the fire that started late Wednesday in Des Plaines. Deputy Chief Peter Dyer of the Des Plaines Fire Department tells the Chicago Sun-Times that crews found flames coming out of the roof of the facility and the fire quickly spread.
WLS-TV reports there were explosions at the facility as the fire burned. Additional crews responded to help fight the fireearly Thursday.
The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.
Des Plaines🔥-Rand remains shut down Golf-Graceland due to a fire in a recycling center pic.twitter.com/KGrfeU7b0w— Bryesha Adams (@Bryesha_Adams) January 11, 2018
Des Plaines - Box Alarm #61-F - Recycling Center Fire - 1274 Rand Rd - Companies going to defensive with 2 Tower’s Set up— Tri-State Fire Alert (@Fire_Alerts911) January 11, 2018