Overnight fire contained at Solid Waste Authority in West Palm Beach

Overnight fire contained at Solid Waste Authority in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Several fire crews worked overnight to put out a fire at the Solid Waste Authority in West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said crews responded at 1:12 a.m. at the plant located at 6501 North Jog Rd.


First-arriving crews reported nothing showing and were directed to a storage building by workers where firefighters entered to investigate.

Firefighters found a hopper on the 4th level of the building that had a small fire inside and the building sprinklers activated.

Crews reported a 10-foot by 30-foot hopper that had a fire inside.  Crews extinguished the fire and contained it before it spread to other parts of the building.

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