Fire crews battle large fire at Rochester scrap metal recycling plant

Local News

Rochester firefighters battled a three alarm blaze at the metal recycling facility on 11 Cairn Street early Thursday morning.

Crews were called to the facility around 3:45 a.m.; within an hour firefighters were calling for a third alarm for the large fire at the scrap facility.

The fire department says the extra crews were needed due to limit water supply at the scene along with the size of the building, which sets back about 600 feet from the road and main hydrants.

We’re told the fire caused major damage to the building and the department may need to demolish it.

As crews continued to work Thursday afternoon, the department says there is still minor burning, but the fire is contained.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

We’re told one firefighter suffered minor injuries during the battle.

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