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Tampa firefighters extinguish fire outside recycling facility


Published:   |   Updated: December 8, 2013 at 06:01 PM

Several dozen Tampa firefighters fought flames from recycling material that caught fire outside of a business Sunday afternoon.

Tampa Fire Rescue members were called to 5111 N. 26th Street at 2:41 p.m. for a report of a large dumpster fire. When they arrived, they found multiple piles of recycling products as well as cardboard burning close to the Rock-Tenn Recycling facility warehouse.

The site is adjacent to Middleton High School.

About 60 firefighters responded to the business to fight the flames and deal with the subsequent cleanup. No injures were reported, according to Tampa Fire rescue.

A cause for the fire has yet to be determined.

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