A little over an hour ago, firefighters extinguished a massive blaze at the San Francisco recycling center where a heap of trash burned for nearly nine hours.
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Nobody was injured in the fire which started Monday just after 10 p.m. and burned until about 6 a.m. Tuesday. The fire reportedly started when a large trash pile inside the Recology dump station, located at 501 Tunnel Ave., started burning, said Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the Fire Department.
That burning pile of waste, which consisted of very dense building material, was roughly 100 yards long and 8 feet deep -- and that's why it took nine hours and 80-plus firefighters to extinguish the flames.More »