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Cause of Cimco Recycling fire under investigation

Posted by wlpo on July 26, 2012

One day after a fire at Cimco Recycling in Ottawa, firefighters aren’t sure what started it.  Ottawa Fire Captain Steve Haywood said Thursday it could take a while for the State Fire Marshall to determine the cause.  The Ottawa Police Department is also investigating.

The fire was reported early Wednesday morning by a man who noticed it while driving by the former Bakelite plant on Route 6.

The fire was mainly on the top floor of a section of the building used for storage.  Haywood says he’s not aware of people trespassing on the property and says the door to the area with the fire was welded shut.  The area had sprinklers but they were old and no longer in use.

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