Scrap pile catches fire for 2nd time at same facility in one week
The St. Paul Fire Department responded to an early morning blaze Saturday at the same recycling center that caught fire Tuesday.
At 5:30 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to AMG Resources on the 1300 block of Red Rock Road for a pile of recycling material — mostly consisting of old appliances — that had caught fire. Crews extinguished the fire by 7 a.m. No injuries were reported and the building didn’t sustain damage this time. The department said the fire is presumed to be accidental.
Tuesday, a scrap pile of different material caught fire and the facility sustained damage.
Both fires are under investigation.
Deputy Chief Roy Mokosso confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that they are tracking the number of times the station has responded to incidents at AMG Resources and is investigating the entity as a whole.
Firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Red Rock Road at 0530 for a fire in a pile of recycling material. Crews were on scene until 0700 extinguishing the fire. There were no reports of injuries. The fire is under investigation but presumed to be accidental. pic.twitter.com/vjNbu1JJIx— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) September 4, 2021