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.