Numerous fire departments have responded to a fire at Waste Management’s recycling facility at W132 N10487 Grant Drive, Germantown.
Lynn Morgan, manager of public affairs at Waste Management, said there is no determination of how the fire started, but it was contained in the recyclable material they had received to process.
“It appears that the fire was only in the recyclable material and did not affect the structure or our equipment based on what we know right now,” Morgan said. “We’re working to confirm that, but at this point, we should be back up and running this afternoon.”
A reporter at the scene said there was a constant flow of smoke pouring out of the large open doors. The smoke, while constant, was not especially dense or heavy and appears to be calming down, he said.
The facility processes recyclables for homes and businesses throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and is the seventh largest of its kind in North America, said Morgan.
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