Englewood firefighters faced towering flames and explosions Jan. 1 as they successfully battled the blaze at the All Recycling facility located at …
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Englewood firefighters faced towering flames and explosions Jan.
1 as they successfully battled the blaze at the All Recycling
facility located at 1775 W. Wesley Ave.
The fire was called in about 11:15 p.m. The first units on scene
found heavy smoke, flames and occasional explosions. Part of the
operations include demolishing cars in order to recycle the metal.
Investigators determined the explosions were the reaction of the
fire reaching air bags removed from the cars to be recycled
According to the report, a total of five fire units came to the
sprawling metal recycling facility in the industrial area of
The flames were out in about 40 minutes. Some of the
firefighters remained on scene for about two hours to make sure all
the hot spots were out.
No one was injured and investigators were on scene early Feb. 2
trying to determine the cause of the fire. So far, no dollar
estimate of the damage has been released.
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