Fire Breaks Out at Recycling Plant in Pomona; 1 Firefighter Injured

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Firefighters were battling a fire Sunday night at a paper recycling plant in Pomona, officials said.

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A fire raged at a recycling yard in Pomona on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Credit: Dustin Garbaciak/via Twitter)

Bales of newspaper and wooden pallets fueled the blaze that started about 7:35 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Mission Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

No structures were involved in the fire, which was contained to the recycling yard, according to the Fire Department.

One firefighter was transported to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

Neighbors said flames were shooting as high as 40 feet into the air.

“We just saw a lot of smoke and then the big flames,” said Adan Hernandez, who lives near the facility.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.