Updated at 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24: Photos: Syracuse Recycling fire
East Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – East Syracuse Police say they are working with fire investigators to review video of the fire at Syracuse Recycling.
The video shows both the interior and exterior of the plant according to police.
Officials say about 90 percent of the fire has been knocked down and that it should hopefully be contained by Thursday.
East Syracuse Fire Chief Robert Russell says five buildings were destroyed and that there was a lot of plastic and paper material inside, which could cause the fire to smolder for days.
Fire crews responded to the scene of the substantial fire at Syracuse Recycling in East Syracuse early Tuesday morning.
The fire ignited at the facility on Clark and Carr streets in the village, not far from Burnet Avenue and Thompson Road.
Officials say the fire was reported at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The last employees at the facility reportedly left around 1:30 a.m.
No one was injured in the fire.
The Department of Environmental Conservation informed NewsChannel 9 that spill responders were on the scene but found no evidence of discharge in nearby creeks.
They say once the fire is completely extinguished, the staff will go back out to inspect again.