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Frankfort fire crews battling large fire at recycling plant

According to Lt. Cesar Munoz with Frankfort police, Werner and Son Recycling Plant caught fire about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 6:26 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2019 11:53 AM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — Frankfort fire crews are battling a large fire at a recycling plant. 

According to Lt. Cesar Munoz with Frankfort police, crews were called to Werner and Son Recycling Plant about 4:30 a.m. Monday. The plant is located on the north side of downtown on Kyger Street between Rossville Avenue and John Street. The road is currently closed.

The fire spread to The Storage Place Office next door, and about 7:10 a.m. that building collapsed. No injuries were reported before the collapse. 

Frankfort fire and police, Lebanon fire, American Red Cross, Clinton County EMS and power crews are all on the scene. 

Police are asking people to stay clear of the area. Officials are unsure how long it will take them to put the fire out.

According to Assistant Chief Ed Cripe, “Fire suppression is still taking place at this time with no firefighter injuries reported. Please avoid this area to allow room for emergency personnel and equipment as our firefighters work to control this fire.”

Investigators do not have a cause determined. Once the fire is extinguished, it will be under investigation by the Frankfort Fire Department. 

The City of Frankfort said recycling services will be cancelled this week, due to the fire. 

This story will be updated.

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