Fire erupted at Pacific Recycling Inc., officials say

Eugene Springfield Fire responded to calls of a fire around 4:20 PM at the plant near Cross street.

Posted: Aug 10, 2019 6:01 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2019 6:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore, -- Officials say a fire began in a debris pile at Pacific Recycling Inc. in West Eugene Saturday afternoon.

Eugene Springfield Fire responded to calls of a fire around 4:20 PM at the plant near Cross street. 

They said they were able to get it under control before it spread.

One man tells KEZI 9 news he heard explosions.

Officials report magnesium in the pile could have caused miniature explosions.

Officials say there was no damage done to the building. 

There are no reported injuries and the cost of damage is yet to be determined. 

Crews say they will be working all night to make sure there is not a re-burn.

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