Ellwood City, PA -- Several fire crews were called to the scene of the Ellwood City recycling plant fire.
The fire was reported around 9am on Sunday. It was brought under control by 10:40am, but was not extinguished and continued to burn for several more hours. The fire then regained steam and grew out of control again by 8:30pm. Fire crews once again, brought it under control.
The fire ignited in an area of the plant that had the chemicals lithium, liquid cadmium, and lead acid. The building was completely destroyed.
Four firefighters suffered from chemical burns to their hands. Two were quickly treated and returned to the scene to continue fighting the fire. The other two remained hospitalized.
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