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Fire extinguished at Near West Side recycling center; no one injured

Firefighters were called about 12:55 a.m. to the center in the 1800 block of West Carroll Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a blaze Nov. 7, 2019, at a recycling center in West Town.
Firefighters responded to a blaze Nov. 7, 2019, at a recycling center in West Town.
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No one was injured Thursday after a fire broke out at a recycling center in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor on the Near West Side.

Firefighters were called about 12:55 p.m. to a building owned by Republic Services in the 1800 block of West Carroll Avenue, according to department spokesman Larry Merritt.

The fire was put out at 1:46 p.m., Merritt said. He could not comment on the extent of the damage.

Photos posted to social media showed large plumes of smoke rising from the block.