3 Firefighters Hurt in Recycling Plant Fire in NJ

Three firefighters sustained minor injuries in a blaze at a New Jersey recycling plant, authorities say. 

It's not clear what started the fire inside a building that houses compact recycling material at NY NJ Recycling on Page Avenue in Lyndhurst before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The fire chief on the scene said the plant deals with paper products, and demolition crews had to get involved because the fire was so deep-seated that a wall in the building had to be knocked down. 

The fire also spread to a nearby plastics business, and that was also quickly put out. 

Around 50 firefighters from Lyndhurst and surrounding towns responded, and three sustained minor injuries, authorities said.

Lyndhurst Fire Chief Paul Haggerty said residents may have seen smoke or haze from the fire, but there was no cause for concern because they were just ordinary paper products that were burning. 

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