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Firefighters battle fire at plastic recycling facility in St. Helens

ST. HELENS, OR (KPTV) – Firefighters are battling a fire at a plastic recycling facility in St. Helens.

Columbia River Fire & Rescue says the fire broke out Sunday afternoon at ORPET on Old Portland Road.


Several bins that hold plastic for recycling caught fire, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air.

No injuries have been reported, but crews were concerned the fire could spread to the surrounding grassy areas.

As of 5:15 p.m., Columbia River Fire & Rescue reported that the fire is under control. The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters will remain on scene for at least three hours.

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