Recycling plant fire burns nearly 7 tons of trash

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters spent hours trying to contain a blaze at a recycling facility in Kansas City, Kan.

Fire deputy chief Craig Duke says the fire Wednesday at a Deffenbaugh Recycling plant burned most of the 7 tons of material kept there. No injuries were reported.

Duke says the fire caused heavy damage to an open-air structure that housed some of the recyclables.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1psP5y4 ) a vehicle in a nearby parking lot also caught fire, and firefighters had to put out a small grass fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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