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CORRecycling releases statement regarding fire from Monday

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 7:32 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2021 at 4:54 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - On Monday at 5:38 p.m., a massive fire broke out at CORRecycling, Inc. All available units within the Grand Junction Fire Dept. responded to fight the commercial structure fire. The Grand Junction Police Department also responded to the call to assist with scene safety.

CORRecycling, Inc. is an electronics recycling plant located at 710 Arrowest Rd. Motorists were asked to avoid G Road in that area.

Everyone was safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. In a statement released by CORRecycling, they say most of the employees had left for the day when the fire erupted.

Crews were able to enter the building as of 8:40 p.m. to continue fire suppression efforts inside. Firefighters remained on the scene overnight to monitor the situation and were on site until Tuesday morning.

The origin and cause of the fire are still under investigation.

Despite the setback and damage to the building, CORRecycling is optimist and hopes to work towards reopening as quickly as possible.

“We are diligently working to reopen CORRecycling and figuring out our next steps. At this time, we do not have an estimated date of reopening but hope it is sooner than later. We are planning on operating a temporary drop-off site to help our loyal customers during this period; We hope to be operational sometime next week and will release more information via our Facebook page,” says CORRecycling. “We greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we handle this unfortunate event. The community support is truly heartwarming and we can not say thank you enough.”

For more information about CORRecycling, please visit correcycling.com/.

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