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Fire damages recycling machine in St. Lucie County

Fire damages recycling machine in St. Lucie County


SANIKA: YOU CAN STILL SMELL THE BURNT RUBBER HERE AND YOU CAN CERTAINLY SEE THE DAMAGE. TAKE A LOOK, THIS USED TO BE A CONVEYOR BELT. RIGHT OVER HERE IT USED TO BE THE CROSS BELT MAGNET.>>WE HAD SOME CONTRACTORS HERE DOING SOME WORK AND THEY WERE DOING SOME WELDING. UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHERE THEY STARTED A FIRE. SANIKA THE $10 MILLION RECYCLING FACILITY WAS FINISHING A $2.6 MILLION UPGRADE IS WEEKEND WHEN A FIRE BROKE OUT. MORE THAN HALF A DOZEN FIRST RESPONDERS SPEND MAJORITY OF SUNDAY GETTING THE FLAMES UNDER CONTROL. BUT NOT BEFORE THE FIRE CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE FACILITY WILL NOW UNDERGO REPAIRS. IN THE MEANTIME, THE COUNTY LOOSENING SOME OF ITS RECYCLING MATERIAL TO A LOCAL RECYCLING COMPANY IN PORT ST. LUCIE. THEY WILL BE SENDING THE REST TO DEERFIELD BEACH.>>JUST CONTINUE DOING YOUR NORMAL RECYCLING. REPORTER OFFICIALS EXPECT THE DAMAGE TO BE REPAIRED IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THERE IS STILL — THEY ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE.

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