Fire ignites at Stone Castle Recycling facility

Firefighters deal with a fire at Stone Castle Recycling, Cedar City, Utah, July 8, 2014 | Photo by Brett Millett, St. George News

CEDAR CITY – Fire crews responded to a fire at a recycling facility located at 1342 Industrial Road in Cedar City early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters extinguish a fire at Stone Castle Recycling, Cedar City, Utah, July 8, 2014 | Photo by Brett Millet, St. George News
Firefighters extinguish a fire at Stone Castle Recycling, Cedar City, Utah, July 8, 2014 | Photo by Brett Millett, St. George News

A passerby on Interstate 15 noticed smoke coming from the building housing Stone Castle Recycling around 5:45 a.m. and called 911, Cedar City Fire Chief Paul Irons said.

Inside the building, the fire torched at least two piles of recyclable electronics stacked about 20 feet high and 10-15 feet wide, Irons said, and described the structure housing the facility as a stand up,  concrete structure.

Aside from the torched piles, Irons did not elaborate on any specific damage that may have been done to the building or other items inside.

The majority of the fire was out by 1 p.m., Irons said. Firefighters were still mopping up around 3:30 p.m. – pulling recycle bins apart in order to douse small fires still burning inside them.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and no one was harmed, Irons said. The building was vacant when the fire occurred.

Stone Castle Recycling specializes in recycling electronics. This is not the first fire experienced by the company this year, as its yard in Parowan caught fire in March.

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2 Comments

  • carol July 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for the article on the fire at Stone Castle. I did not know whose facility it was until I read your article. Seems suspicious tho. The Spetrum carried an article about the problems with Stone Castle on 7/6/14 and now there is a fire at the Cedar City facility. A fire at all 3 plants? Seems suspicious to me.

  • delong July 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

    It’s nice to see coverage of this incident. Smoke filled the air in Cedar City for hours and the Spectrum was nowhere to be found. As usual.

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