Fire at Stone Castle Recycling extinguished, further investigation needed

Items such as crates, electronics, stored outside the buildings of Stone Castle Recycling burning in Parowan, Utah, March 2, 2014 | Photo by Amber Green, St. George News

PAROWAN — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters successfully extinguished the fire at Stone Castle Recycling yard located in Parowan. In relation to that, Exit 75 on Interstate 15 closed until approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The fire is suspected to have started in a section of old television sets that sit in crates in the area surrounding Stone Castle Recycling yard, Parowan city manager Shayne Scott told St. George News. However, the location where the fire started has not been confirmed and is still under investigation he said. Some structures were endangered but were said to not have been affected by the fire.

The condition of the current air quality needs further investigation to conclude the effect of the burning electronic components.

“They have called necessary agencies including the state fire marshall and the state agent to investigate what the potential fallout might be,” Scott said.

The city of Parowan does not yet have the capabilities to investigate the cause of the fire.

“There is going to be a further investigation in order to find the cause of how the fire was started,” Scott said.

No advisory warnings have yet been released concerning the air quality at this time. However, people in this area are cautioned to not stop and check out the aftermath.

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