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Phoenix firefighters battle 2nd recycling plant fire

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A downed power line is suspected of starting a fire in a pile of scrap at a Phoenix recycling yard Monday morning. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) A downed power line is suspected of starting a fire in a pile of scrap at a Phoenix recycling yard Monday morning. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

For the second time in two days, Phoenix firefighters are battling a fire at a recycling plant.

Flames were coming from a pile of scrap at a recycling plant west of downtown at 2833 W. Lincoln St. about 8:15 a.m. Monday, Phoenix Fire Capt. Ruben Saavedra said.

Saavedra said one worker was being evaluated after he said he had received an electrical shock when a power line came down in on a pile of scrap on which he was working, Saavedra said.

The worker refused to be taken to a hospital after he was treated at the plant, Saavedra said.

Saavedra said that "all indications point towards the power lines" as the cause of the fire.

Firefighters on Sunday had to fight another debris fire at Arizona Pacific Pulp and Paper near 36th Street and University Drive, just southeast of downtown Phoenix near Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport.

That fire produced a thick, black column of smoke that could be seen for miles.

No other information was immediately available.

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