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Fire burns again at Cherry Street recycling plant

Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 at 8:14 am EDT

Toronto firefighters investigate a flare-up at a Cherry Street recycling facility on June 7, 2017, two weeks after a massive blaze. CITYNEWS

Nearly two weeks after a massive fire at a Cherry Street recycling facility sent a huge plume of smoke over downtown Toronto, firefighters were once again called to the area.

The latest fire began at the GFL Solid Waste Transfer Station near Polson Pier around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

When crews arrived, they found two small, smoldering, fires. They worked to put them out and are now going through the debris to search for other fires.

No injuries have been reported.

A Toronto Fire spokesperson said it was at least the second time firefighters have been called back to the facility since May 25.

In that original fire, Toronto Fire division chief Larry Cocco said the roof of the plant collapsed and there was extensive damage throughout the facility. Employees were inside the building at the time, but everyone got out. Two employees were assessed at the scene and released, and no injuries have been reported.


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