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Firefighters tackle scrap pile blaze at Burlington metal recycling facility

Firefighters tackling scrap pile blaze at Burlington metal recycling facility
Firefighters tackling scrap pile blaze at Burlington metal recycling facility

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated the fire is at Mainstream Metals. That company is a tenant of the building at 4350 Harvester Road, but was not affected by the fire.

Burlington firefighters battled a blaze at a recycling facility on Harvester Road, west of Appleby Line, Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., fire crews were called to the scene after a large pile of recyclables caught fire.

Halton regional police said on Twitter that the fire initially started with a vehicle inside the plant, and then caught on to a scrap pile.

The flames and billowing smoke caused a visual distraction for motorists in the area — including commuters on the QEW.

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Police had closed Harvester Road at South Service Road and Fraser Drive.

No one was hurt.