STOCKTON — Fire crews battled a blaze Monday at a recycling center in the Port of Stockton.
Stockton Firefighters Local 456 reports the three-alarm fire at Green Planet 21 “depleted many resources from the City of Stockton limits.”
HAPPENING NOW: @stocktonfire is mopping up after a fire erupted at a recycling plant at the Port of Stockton. pic.twitter.com/8fAAIhS0SW
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The manager of the facility told FOX40 his workers first spotted flames around 3 p.m. He said by the time they tried to grab their own hose and put it out the fire had already spread.
“We had a large area of pallets, of paper, plastic, recycled material,” said Stockton Fire Deputy Chief Brad Palmer. “It was heavily involved when we got here. Along with the wind that we had today, it takes a tremendous amount of water to get that under control.”
The plant manager does not know what caused the fire but said none of his workers were injured.
Early video from today’s fire. Heavy winds created a challenge for crews. Resources within the city limits where committed to the Port. Thanks to our neighboring agencies for all their help. pic.twitter.com/bQSC2rcVha
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