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Two workers injured in fire at recycling plant near Tampa

TAMPA — Two recycling company employees were seriously burned after a piece of equipment caught fire Friday afternoon.

Firefighters rushed to Creative Recycling Solutions at 8108 Krauss Blvd. around 1 p.m., according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Firefighters found the flames contained to a large air purifier called a scrubber but smoke was pouring out of the 100-foot by 400-foot warehouse.

The blaze was under control quickly and paramedics took the workers to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Fire Rescue reported.

The facility is east of Tampa near E Columbus Drive and U.S. 301.

No damage estimate was available.

Two workers injured in fire at recycling plant near Tampa 12/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 17, 2010 3:56pm]
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