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Crews assessing hazardous materials risks following fire a Roseville recycling facility

Roseville fire crews and hazardous materials specialists are assessing risks following a fire in a machine at a recycling facility Tuesday morning.

The city fire department responded at 9:14 a.m. to a water flow activation alarm at Sims Recycling Solutions in the 8000 block of Washington Boulevard. When crews arrived, they found a fire inside a machine used to break apart electronics.

Because of complexities involved in accessing the fire and the unknown materials that were burning, the incident was upgraded to a high level hazardous materials incident, according to a fire department news release. Crews from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District’s hazmat team were dispatched to assist in assessing the incident.

Officials said the fire was suppressed and contained to the affected machine, and crews were working Tuesday afternoon to assess any risks that might be present. Hazmat specialists monitoring the air quality at the scene have found no risks to the community, according to the news release. There were no reports of injuries to employees of the recycling firm or to firefighters.

Officials said fire crews will remain at the scene for several hours dealing with materials and potential hazardous waste.

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