Building destroyed in Box Elder Co. recycling plant fire

Posted at 3:02 PM, Feb 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-22 18:52:22-05

Crews are on the scene of a fire at a Box Elder County recycling plant.

Fire agencies from three cities battled a fire at Hillside Recycling, located at 12090 North state Road 38 near Deweyville, according to Box Elder County dispatch.

Dispatch reports that the building was fully engulfed in flames and that there have been multiple explosions.

The Box Elder County Sheriff says that the fire started at about 1:40 p.m. when sparks from welding equipment used by workers putting an addition on the building hit a pile of wood and plastic, setting it on fire.

The flames spread quickly, destroying the entire building. Crews say that the building is a total loss and all that remains is the foundation.

No injuries were reported.

State Road 38 is closed at Deweyville until firefighters declare the fire completely out.