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Small fire contained at Peterborough recycling collection facility

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WATCH: Several employees were treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at the Pido Road recycling facility in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon – Nov 5, 2020
Several employees were treated for smoke inhalation following a small fire at a Peterborough recycling collection facility on Thursday afternoon.Emergency crews were called to the City of Peterborough’s facility on Pido Road around 2:15 p.m. for reports of a fire.Peterborough Fire Services says the fire was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported after the building was evacuated. Several employees were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor smoke inhalation.

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Emterra, the company which runs the facility, says it is working to resume processing operations and minimize service disruptions.“Safety at the workplace and the well-being of our employees and customers are a primary concern for Emterra,” the company stated.The company says it has potential contingency plans for processing services, if required, so no changes to collection are expected.The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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