WILMINGTON (CBS) – There’s no word yet on what sparked a fire at a recycling plant in Wilmington overnight.
Flames broke out at OPR Systems, Inc., a 76,000 square foot facility, on Andover Street around 1 a.m. The fire department said a 100 foot-by-50-foot pile of bailed paper and cardboard products caught fire.READ MORE: Elijah Lewis Search: Large Police Presence In Abington Related To Missing 5-Year-Old Boy
Firefighters from Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, Tewsksbury, Billerica and Burlington all responded and had the fire out by 3:30 a.m.READ MORE: Vaccine Booster Sites Open In Brockton And Danvers Next Week
One firefighter was treated for a minor injury. The building was damaged, but it’s still structurally sound, according to authorities.
The scene was cleared just before 7 a.m. after heavy machinery was brought in to overhaul the pile.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Woman After Service Dog Stolen From New Hampshire Walmart
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.