Small fires at Ohio recycling plant still flicker

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Posted: May 03, 2015 1:55 AM
Small fires at Ohio recycling plant still flicker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire crews remain at the Phoenix Recycling complex after a large fire Friday spewed thick black smoke into the air over Ohio's capital city and prompted nearby residents to remain indoors.

Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says small fires continue to burn at the plant in Columbus and environmental officials are monitoring the air quality.

Fire officials recommend that residents shelter in place as a precaution.

She emphasized Sunday that no homes are at risk. Power that was shut down to over 20,000 residents after the fire started has been restored.

Investigators have determined the origin of the fire but have not yet figured out what caused it. Officials give a preliminary estimate of $8 million in damage.