No injuries after fire breaks out at Victoria recycling centre

No injuries after fire breaks out at Victoria recycling centre
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A screengrab from a video posted to Reddit shows Victoria firefighters putting water on a fire at Cascades Recovery+ on July 10, 2024.

No one was injured after a large fire erupted at a recycling centre in Victoria’s Rock Bay neighbourhood.

The fire broke out around 12:11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cascades Recovery+ plant at 2800 Bridge St.

The City of Victoria says several pallets of styrofoam and electronics were on fire near a warehouse on the property.

Photos and videos posted online show Victoria firefighters battling flames at the recycling plant.

“Multiple fire crews worked on suppressing the blaze from all angles and preventing spread,” said the city in a statement Wednesday.

Crews were able to stop the fire before it spread to the warehouse, and no one was injured in the blaze, according to the city.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) says that since the fire did not affect the inside of the plant’s processing facility, there will be no service disruptions for blue bin pickup.

“There are no service impacts following the overnight fire,” added Recycle BC in a statement. “We are in touch with our partners and monitoring the situation should any changes arise.”

The Bridge Street facility provides commercial paper, cardboard and glass recycling services in the Capital Regional District through a contract with Recycle BC, including residential blue box materials.

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With files from CHEK’s Adam Chan

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