Multiple agencies called to fire at Norfolk recycling center

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NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – UPDATE: The Norfolk Fire Division released more information about a fire at a recycling center on Wednesday.

According to the Norfolk Fire Division, fire crews were dispatched to Alter Metal Recycling at 1:17 p.m. for a car on fire.

When crews arrived, multiple stacked scrap vehicles were on fire. Heavy smoke came from them. Units were able to extinguish the fire and protect valuable property.

It took about 50 firefighters and 14 apparatus about three hours to extinguish and overhaul the vehicles. Fire was determined as accidental.

There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.


PREVIOUS: Nebraska fire officials are responding to a fire in Norfolk, Nebraska.

According to a fire official, around 1:20 p.m., several fire departments were dispatched to Alter Metal Recycling located at 500 Washington Avenue in Norfolk for a fire.

The emergency manager for the City of Norfolk has requested traffic to stay away from 1st Street to 4th Street and Washington Avenue through Monroe Avenue. The request said firefighters and law enforcement are in danger when there is excess traffic.

The size and cause of the fire haven’t been announced yet. We will update this story with more information as it is learned.

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