Pallet fire rekindles at North Fayette plant
Firefighters returned Friday afternoon to a wood recycling plant in North Fayette, where a fire among thousands of wooden pallets has rekindled.
More than a dozen fire departments initially responded late Thursday morning to the fire among some 3,000 wood pallets on a hillside behind Wood Waste Recycling Inc. at 111 Kelso Road.
The fire departments, with the aid of tanker trucks from Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington County and a heavy-duty bucket shovel, allowed a controlled burn but kept the blaze from spreading, authorities said.
Authorities said the pallets were over a hillside in an open industrial area near the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. They said the site is not densely populated and no businesses or homes were in danger.
The cause of the initial cause of the fire Thursday is not yet determined.
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