Firefighters Continue to Fight Fire at Santa Fe Springs Recycling Plant

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Firefighters were in “overhaul” mode Saturday as they attempted to fully extinguish a blaze that may have caused $1 million in damage at a Santa Fe Springs paper recycling plant.


A fire broke out at Pan Pacific Fiber located at 14013 Marquardt Ave. on May 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire was initially reported at Pan Pacific Fiber on Thursday and burned upwards of 18 hours.

The main fire was knocked down on Friday, but firefighters breaking down and soaking large bales of cardboard recycling in an effort to extinguish all the burning embers hoped to complete their efforts by Saturday night, Santa Fe Springs Fire Division Chief Robert Yellen said.

The blaze was contained to the recycling center, and initial damage costs were estimated to be about $1 million, Yellen said.