VIDEO: Large fire at Rocky Mount recycling plant now 75% contained

VIDEO: Large fire at Rocky Mount recycling plant now 75% contained

Rocky Mount says fire crews were first sent to Rocky Mount Recyclers around 10:20 p.m. last night.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) – A massive fire in one Eastern Carolina city continues to burn this morning.

Rocky Mount says fire crews were first sent to Rocky Mount Recyclers around 10:20 p.m.

The fire has consumed acres of crushed vehicles that were headed to recycling.

Rocky Mt. Recyclers fire Thursday morning

Rocky Mt. Recyclers fire Thursday morning

Fire Chief Darvin Moore says crews working last night at the company called in the fire. He said at 11:00 a.m. they have it 75% contained and expected to have the fire fully contained within the next few hours. There’s no word on how long the fire is expected to burn.

Moore said so far no one has been injured and after the fire is brought under control they will start to investigate how it started.

The facility is on Community Drive, which is on the west side of the city, next to Interstate 95.

In addition to the Bailey Fire Department, the North Carolina Forest Service, and Nash County Emergency Management are helping Rocky Mount.

The chief said they’ve had fires before at the facility so firefighters are aware how to attack fires there.

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