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12 fire departments called to battle three-alarm blaze at recycle plant in Fairmont City

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FAIRMONT CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Multiple fire departments were called to assist in extinguishing a three-alarm blaze in Fairmont City, Illinois Sunday afternoon.

Twelve various agencies responded after TEK Recycling, located in the 2970 block of Kingshighway, caught fire just before 2:00 p.m.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, they saw baled cardboard burning outside of the building. The fire spread, igniting stored bales inside the building.

Crews were able to control the flames in about an hour but said it took several more hours to put out various hot spots. 

Two firefighters were treated for dehydration while battling the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
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