Crews battle fire at Hillsboro recycling center

Photo: Hillsboro Fire Department

Firefighters battled a fire that broke out at a Hillsboro recycling center Thursday night.

Hillsboro Fire Department responded to Far West Recycling Center, located at 6640 Southeast Alexander Street, on the report of a commercial fire.

Crews arrived to the recycling center just before 6 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 6:30 p.m.

Crews are working to extinguish the fire. Calling for additional apparatus. PIO will be on scene shortly— Hillsboro Fire Dept (@HillsboroFire) June 23, 2017
Commercial fire is out.All workers safely evacuated. A few complained of smoke inhalation of smoke inhalation. Being treated by Metro West.— Hillsboro Fire Dept (@HillsboroFire) June 23, 2017

Hillsboro Fire said 28 people were safely evacuated. A few people complained of smoke inhalation and are being treated.

No word on what caused the fire.

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