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Building damaged, no injuries after Fayette recycling center fire

| Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:39 a.m.

A building at a Bullskin Township recycling center was damaged in a fire early Sunday morning, a Fayette County emergency dispatch supervisor said.

No injuries were reported in the fire at B&R Recycling on Bellview Road, the supervisor said. The fire was reported at 3 a.m. and emergency crews said there may have been a small explosion when they were on the scene. The scene was cleared just before 7 a.m., according to emergency dispatchers. Bullskin Fire Company Chief Joe Liska could not be reached for comment.

No information was available Sunday from state police at Uniontown.

Allen Enterprises & Recycling LLC, which was formed in 2008, operates at the site of B&R Recycling, according to Pennsylvania Department of State records.

The state Attorney General's Office in 2013 prosecuted the business's owner, Rodney Allen, 63, for dumping construction and demolition waste on the property, which was formerly a landfill, without a permit. In 2012, state police accused the owner and two others of running a chop shop after finding parts stripped from a stolen vehicle at the recycling center.

Allen could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

The Bullskin business was the site of a fire in May 2011 when the plant's warehouse burned. No one was injured then.

In December 2011, a B&R employee was killed on the job after being crushed by three bales of paper weighing more than 1,000 pounds each.

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