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Extinguishment process continues at site of fire in North Toledo

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    The sun rises behind Stickney Recycling Plant, as a fire smolders in the distance.

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    A truck leaves the Stickney Recycling plant on Creekside Drive in Toledo, as smoke from a fire on the grounds obscures the rising sun, Thursday.

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    A fire smolders at the Stickney Recycling plant on 4425 Creekside Drive in Toledo on Thursday.

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A truck leaves the Stickney Recycling plant on Creekside Drive in Toledo, as smoke from a fire on the grounds obscures the rising sun, Thursday.

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The sun rises behind Stickney Recycling Plant, as a fire smolders in the distance.

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Fire crews will be monitoring the situation for "days and days" at a recycling center in North Toledo after a fire broke out there early this morning.

Crews were called to the Stickney Recycling Center at 4425 Creekside Ave., by a passerby who reported flames about 4:30 a.m. There were no injuries and fire crews have now contained the fire to to the pit of recyclable materials were the fire started. But Toledo fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld said it could take days to completely extinguish everything because this is the type of fire that will spread deep and across the pit because of the materials that are burning.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire nor is there a damage estimate.

Lieutenant Hertzfeld said the only hazardous material the center takes is asbestos and asbestos-related items but they are bagged according to EPA standards. It is possible the pit where the fire started had such materials but that is not known at this point.

The center will continue to operate while the extinguishment process continues.

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A fire smolders at the Stickney Recycling plant on 4425 Creekside Drive in Toledo on Thursday.

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