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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


Associated Press

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.

 

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