AUGUST 2011
                                        

Recycling plant fire costs $2 million

A fire at Republic Services’ North Las Vegas recycling plant in June caused an estimated $2 million in damages according to officials.

The smoke from the fire was visible across the entire Las Vegas valley.

Fire department spokesperson, Cedric Williams, said flames were shooting approximately 50 feet into the air. When firefighters arrived, they found large bales of plastic had caught fire.

Employees were able to vacate the facility and no one was injured.

The fire was ruled accidental.