SOUTHFILED (WWJ/AP) – Black smoke filled the sky as a massive blaze burned at a recycling center in Southfield.
Flames were shooting from the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County building late Thursday afternoon.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Possible?
WWJ Newsradio 950 received multiple tipster calls as listeners spotted thick black smoke before 6 p.m., in the area of 8 Mile Road and Evergreen.
Southfield acting Fire Chief Keith Rowley says workers saw flames coming from an area holding large bundles of recycled paper,
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Rowley said high winds fed the fire and said firefighters were “surrounding and drowning” the blaze. WWJ’s Sandra McNeil reported that crews seemed to be getting a handle on the fire by around 7 p.m.
There were no reports of injuries.
Receptacles at the center accept newspapers, magazines, boxes, plastic containers, computers and other electronics.MORE NEWS: Eastern Michigan Gets $1 Million Donation For Math, Automotive Programs From Jack Roush
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