Fire erupts at recycling plant in Illinois

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ILLINOIS (WEHT) – New video shows just how massive a fire at a recycling plant in Illinois got.

The Granite City Assistant Fire Chief says a large stack of computers with lithium ion batteries caught fire shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire lasted for several hours.

Crews say the size of the mound of computers made it difficult to douse the fire.

No one was injured.

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(This story was originally published on August 7, 2019)

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