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Northampton firefighters extinguish industrial fire in 15 minutes

Published On: Apr 22 2014 08:39:08 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2014 01:23:56 PM CDT
shredder fire at Systech Environmental Corp, Northampton 4-22-14

Zach DeWever/69News

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. -

Crews took only about 15 minutes to contain an industrial fire in Northampton County on Tuesday morning.

The call came in around 7:15 a.m. for a shredder fire at Systech Environmental Corporation, located at 2505 Main St. in Northampton.

Northampton fire officials said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but was at a plastic shredding facility at the plant.

According to its website, Systech Environmental processes scrap tires and alternate solid fuel (ASF) that has been designated as plastic-derived fuel (PDF) by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.