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Fire starts at Cedar Rapids recycling plant

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Cedar Rapids Fire crews battled flames at a a warehouse in the 4,000 block of 6th Street SW, Wednesday evening.

The building is listed as a Documentation Destruction and Recycling Services Center.

At the scene, crews found a fire had started in recycled paper bundles inside a machine.

Cold weather caused the department to call in extra firefights from other engine houses.

However, do to automated sprinkler systems and the fire being enclosed in the machine, crews were able to put it out quickly with minimal damage.

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