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Recycling plant in NW Portland catches fire

Recycling plant in NW Portland catches fire


KOIN 6 NEWS THIS MORNING STARTS RIGHT NOW WITH BREAKING NEWS. KEN: BREAKING NEWS IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND. JENNY: CRUISER ON THE SCENE OF A COMMERCIAL FIRE ON ST. HELENS ROAD. ELISE HAAS IS THERE. ELISE: THIS FIRE BROKE OUT JUST BEFORE 4:00 AT A RECYCLING CENTER IN THE NORTHWEST INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT AND WE COULD SEE FLAMES FROM MILES AWAY. CRUISER HERE ON SCENE AND THEY ARE TRYING TO TACKLE SOME OF THE HOTSPOTS AS FLAMES KEEP POPPING UP. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME VIDEO FROM TWO MINUTES AGO. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE FLAMES, CLOSE TO REACHING THE TREES AND THERE IS EXTENSIVE SMOKE YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES. EIGHT ENGINES ON SCENE TRYING TO TACKLE THIS BLAZE AND THEY HAVE GOTTEN THE MAJORITY OF THESE — OF THIS BLAZE UNDER CONTROL IN JUST A HALF HOUR BUT FIREFIGHTERS TELL ME THIS HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY MORNING. THEY GOT A SECOND ALARM CALL FOR A FIRE NEAR HALSEY. WE ARE GOING TO BE HEADING TO THAT FIRE NEXT AS THIS ONE GETS UNDER CONTROL. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY MORNING FOR FIREFIGHTERS. KEN: VERY UNUSUAL TO GET THIS

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