Category Archives: Recycling / Waste Facility

Grayslake, IL – Sprinkler system activated for fire at waste management facility

A sprinkler system helped contain a fire that broke out in a large mound of recycling materials inside a Waste Management facility in Grayslake, fire officials said.

The Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday to the Waste Management Recycling Center Processing Facility, 30869 Route 83 in Grayslake.

Grayslake Fire Protection District Lt. Ian Mandigo said crews initially responded after receiving an activated fire alarm.

Firefighters arrived to find moderate smoke showing from the rear of the building.

Mandigo said the incident was upgraded to a confirmed structure fire, bringing additional fire department crews to the scene.

Firefighters were quickly able to contain and extinguish the fire.

The fire was confined to a pile of recycled materials, Mandigo said.

No physical damage was done to the building itself due to the effectiveness of the automatic sprinkler system.

Employees arrived on the scene and removed the smoldering materials outside of the building using a front-end loader.

Fire crews overhauled the burnt materials once they were outside the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Mandigo said.

The Round Lake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Countryside and Gurnee fire departments assisted at the scene.

Grayslake fire stations were covered by the Lake Villa, Libertyville and Waukegan fire departments.

Marion, IA – Sprinkler system activated for paper fire at recycling facility; No injuries reported

Sprinklers at Quincy Recycling prevented a paper fire from spreading early Wednesday morning.

The Marion Fire Department responded to the business in the 6200 block of North Gateway Drive for a paper pile smoldering around 3:20 am.

When crews arrived the pile had already been extinguished by the business’s deluge sprinkler system.

The fire started near the shredder and was confined to the discharge pile.

All occupants exited the building and no one was injured.

Addison, IL – Sprinkler system activated for fire at recycling facility; No injuries reported

No injuries were reported after fire broke out Saturday evening at a paper recycling facility in Addison.

The Addison Fire Protection District said crews responding to an activated fire alarm at the facility, which reports place in the 1700 block of West Fullerton Avenue, arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the building.

While the facility’s sprinkler system helped to contain the blaze, firefighters pulled several large hose lines into the building to extinguish the flames, fire officials said.

Once skylights and overhead doors were opened, fire crews used front end loaders to remove tons of burning paper from the building. A 30-foot by 30-foot area of burning shredded paper was found in the building, firefighters said.

Margate, FL – Sprinkler system keeps fire under control at Public Works Facility

Firefighters worked to put out a fire in Margate.

The fire broke out at a Public Works facility near North Rock Island Road and First Street, Saturday.

Heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the building.

Firefighters knocked down the fire to limit the extent of the damage.

Officials said the sprinkler system was key in keeping the fire under control.

Evansville, IN – Fire contained by sprinkler system at shredding facility; No injuries reported

The Evansville Fire Department is investigating a business fire that took place on Wednesday evening.

EFD crews were dispatched to Piranha Mobile Shredding on Franklin Street on Wednesday after an alarm service reported a sprinkler system activation at the business.

The fire department says crews arrived at the business around 7:00 p.m. and found a heavy haze inside the building.

The fire involved a baler, where EFD says most of the fire was contained by the sprinkler system.

No injuries occurred as a result of the fire, and no structural damage was reported.

EFD says the fire remains under investigation at this time.

Terre Haute, IN – Sprinkler system activated for trailer fire at recycling center; No injuries reported

A trailer full of cardboard caught fire while docked at a Terre Haute recycling center Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to a call around 10:16 a.m. Friday at Midwest Fiber Recycling located at 4000 E. Steelton Ave. According to Terre Haute Fire Chief Bill Berry, the trailer was a total loss.

The fire caused a sprinkler system inside the building to go off; however, Berry said the recycling center was not damaged. No was hurt during the incident.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Seymour, IN – Sprinkler system activated for fire at waste facility

Seymour firefighters extinguish a fire Friday afternoon at Best Way Disposal’s transfer station at 975 S. Commerce St. in Seymour. The fire occurred in a building that trucks back into and dump trash. Thanks to the building’s sprinkler system, a good portion of the fire was extinguished and firefighters only had to hose off hot spots, Battalion Chief John Kirby said.

Fargo, ND – Fire at recycling facility contained by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A fire leaving a road in Downtown Fargo partially closed down Tuesday afternoon.

Fargo Firefighters responded to a blaze at Minnkota Recycling at around 12:30 p.m. Officials say the fire began inside a cardboard compactor, then spread to cardboard material outside.

The building’s sprinkler system kept the fire contained to that area, but as of 2 p.m. crews were still working to put it out.

4th Avenue North was closed down at 10th Street North due to the flames and crews working the scene.

No injuries have been reported.

Akron, OH – Sprinkler system extinguished fire at compost facility; No injuries reported

The sprinkler system put out a fire at a compost facility on Riverview Road in Akron Sunday.

The facility’s alarm company contacted the Akron Fire Department shortly before 2 p.m., according to an Akron Fire media release. The alarm company said they had talked to someone at the plant and that they could not turn the alarm off.

The fire department sent an engine and found a room in a building full of smoke, the release said. The fire had been extinguished by an overhead sprinkler.

No one was injured.

Conway, AR – Fire sprinklers contain fire at recycling center; No injuries reported

No one was injured in a commercial structure fire that was reported at JSI Metal Recycling in Conway on Wednesday morning.

The Conway Fire Department was called out at 8:46 a.m. Monday regarding a fire inside the recycling center and was on scene in less than one minute, Fire Chief Mike Winter said.

An object inside the building had caught fire, and the building’s sprinkler system had the fire contained when the fire department arrived on scene, Winter said.

The Conway fire chief confirmed Wednesday afternoon that no one was injured.

Altogether, six fire trucks and 14 firefighters and engineers responded to the scene. The fire was completely out by 9:34 a.m., Winter said.