Materials catch fire at Chandler recycling plant

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Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: Gabriel Rodriguez, KPHO/KTVK) Fire at Chandler recycling plant at 1100 North Hamilton St. (Source: Gabriel Rodriguez, KPHO/KTVK)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Firefighters from Chandler and Gilbert were battling an early-morning fire at an East Valley recycling plant.

An employee at the plant at 1100 N. Hamilton St.noticed fire in a pile of materials outside the facility but on plant property.

Reverse 911 was used to notify the surrounding neighborhood of the fire.

A sprinkler system activated and helped contain the fire.

Dense smoke blanketed the area. No one was hurt.

Once it’s safe to move in closer, investigators will try to determine what triggered the fire.

As of 7:30 a.m., the westbound lanes of Ray Road between Hamilton and Arizona avenues were closed.

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