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Fire erupts at recycling plant

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters extinguished a blaze which erupted at a commercial recycling plant near the border of Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was under investigation.
At about 3:50 p.m., Rancho Cucamonga firefighters responded to the 8800 block of Etiwanda Avenue for a reported brush fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters determined the fire was actually burning in multiple pallets of crushed aluminum and plastic at Allstate Recycling.  Although a few spot fires occurred in the brush-covered field adjacent to the business, firefighters focused on a deep-seeded debris fire in  pallets of recyclable materials.  
The San Bernardino County Fire Department assisted Rancho Cucamonga Fire personnel for a total response of 27 firefighters, five chief officers and a 10-person hand crew.
Etiwanda Avenue was closed from Arrow Boulevard to Napa Avenue, due to fire apparatus in the roadway.  Metrolink trains continued as scheduled.
A neighboring business, S.A. Recycling, provided fire crews with a supply of firefighting foam stored on site.

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