A fire occurred at the ECUA Materials Recycling Facility this evening at approximately 7:45 PM. There were no employees present at the facility, which was closed for the weekend. The fire appears to have occurred in a compactor located at the end of the processing line and was contained within the compactor. An investigation as to the cause of the fire is ongoing.
There was no damage to the facility and no impact to recycling collections. All remain on their normal schedule.
We appreciate the quick and professional actions of the Escambia County Fire Rescue and Public Safety officials who responded.
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