Public Safety

Fire reported at Cedar Rapids recycling facility, no injuries

Engine 1 pulls out of the Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Gazette file photo)
Engine 1 pulls out of the Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Gazette file photo)

There were no injuries in a Thursday fire at a Cedar Rapids recycling facility.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Cedar Rapids firefighters responded at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday to City Carton Recycling Facility, 901 Ingleside Drive SW. Employees were evacuated and the fire was soon under control, he added.

As of about 4:10 p.m., some fire crews were being released while others remained on the scene to check for hot spots along a recycling belt, Buelow said.

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