Fire hits Florida scrap recycling facility

Feb 19, 2013 | 01:30 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  scrap fire, OneSteel Recycling, metal recycling, scrapyard, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — A fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Tampa, Fla., kept crews fighting the flames for more than 16 hours.

The blaze erupted around 4 a.m. Feb. 18 at OneSteel Recycling Inc., according to Ronnie Rivera, public information officer for Hillsborough County (Fla.) Fire Rescue. "The fire was outside in a mountain of junk cars and other metal. It must have been 50 feet tall and....

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