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Crews Battle Major Fire At Red Wing Solid Waste Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Crews in Red Wing battled a large fire inside the city's Solid Waste Campus Wednesday night.

The facility is where workers recycle everything from furniture to electronics to construction materials.

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The fire started around 7:45 p.m., and 70 firefighters from five area departments fought the blaze. The Red Wing Fire Department says the facility suffered significant damage, but no one was injured.

When crews arrived, there was a working fire and they encountered heavy fire in the tipping room area. The fire spread fast and grew to about 40 percent of the 36,000 square foot building.

Authorities say the fire was under control by about 10:30 p.m. crews remained on scene putting out hot spots until just after 1 a.m. Thursday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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