TAMPA — The cause of the blaze that burned for more than 12 hours at a recycling plant Monday remained under investigation Tuesday, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
The fire was reported about 4:15 a.m. by two workers at 4943 Port Sutton Road, when flames ignited on a heap of trash metal.
More than 16 units responded. Firefighters attacked the flames and burning metal with hoses and foam, said fire spokesman Ronnie Rivera. "It was a mountain of metal," he said.
Finally, about 11 p.m. Monday, the fire relented.
An investigator arrived at the plant Tuesday morning, Rivera said.