Fire is Contained at Minot Building But Crews Are Still on Scene

Fire crews in Minot are still on scene of a major fire at Earth Recycling Incorporated.

Fire officials say flames on the inside of the building just won't give out.

Because of all the recycled materials in the building.

Here's a look at the fire at its peak yesterday.

Chief Rex Weltikol said there's several spots the firefighters can't get to with equipment, and it's just not safe to send any men through all that debris.

Weltikol said the fire will likely just have to burn out over the next couple of days.

It took six fire departments to assist in containing the fire.

There are no environmental hazards from the smoke, the chief said the smoke is now traveling straight up and away from the site.

 

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