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Firefighters battle blaze all night at recycling center


Pashtana Usufzy

Smoke is seen after a fire started at a recycling center near Lamb Boulevard and Carey Avenue, Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Updated Friday, July 24, 2015 | 9:55 a.m.

Firefighters worked overnight to put out a blaze that started Thursday at a northeast valley recycling center.

The Clark County Fire Department was dispatched about 9:20 p.m. to the fire at a large metal building at 2711 Rimbey St., near Lamb Boulevard and Carey Avenue. Crews from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the North Las Vegas Fire Department also responded.

Recycling service A Recycling Solution LLC and A Track Out Solution, a dumpster rental company, are both listed at the address.

Crews battled the blaze through early this morning, putting out the fire about 5 a.m., according to the Clark County Fire Department. Portions of the building were removed so firefighters could douse piles of smoldering scraps of combustibles, officials said.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital and treated for dizziness but was released this morning, officials said. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and a damage estimate has not yet been made available.

Police asked a handful of onlookers to move away from other buildings in the area as the smoke spread.

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