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Posted on: December 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Firefighters extinguish machine fire at recycling center

Fire at Sims Recycling Center

Fire at Sims Recycling CenterThree businesses located in one large warehouse facility were evacuated in La Vergne this morning as a precaution after a machine caught fire at a recycling center.

Employees at Sims Recycling Solutions, located on New Sanford Road, called 911 after a shredder caught fire around 10:45 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were visible when fire fighters arrived. 

Sims Recycling Center and the other businesses were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported and the evacuations at the other businesses have been lifted.

Special thanks to Smyrna Fire Department and Chief Culbertson who sent an engine company to assist on other calls in the city while our firefighters were working this fire. 

Fire at Sims Recycling Center

Fire at Sims Recycling Center

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