Fire damages Belpre chemical plant

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An overnight fire in Belpre damages a recycling operation.

Fire Chief Tony Cronin says some non-hazardous material caught fire just before 4 A.M. at the Toll Compaction business behind Fire Station #2 on Farson Street.

Plant Manager John Jewell says it was contained to some pallets on the plant's west side, ignited by a cleaning agent.

Cronin says the damage was not extensive. However, he adds all of the city's fire units responded, and were at the site for three hours.

No injuries were reported. It isn't known how the fire started.

Toll Compaction is located at the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum plant near U.S. Route 50.