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Thursday fire shuts down city recycling facility

No one hurt in fire that resulted in organic facility being shut down for now
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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire at the City of Guelph Organic Waste Processing Facility on Dunlop Drive Thursday.

The city said the fire broke out around noon. The Guelph Fire Department attended and fire was quickly extinguished. Staff was safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Although only one of the facility’s four processing lines was affected by the fire, the city has shut down the whole facility until the affected area can be cleared out and damages assessed, said a city news release.

Scheduled organics collection for Guelph residents will not be affected and public access to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre remains open.

There is no estimate on damages and the facility will be closed until the cause is determined.

There have been several fires at the city's recycling facility in the past, most notably in July of 2016 at the solid waste part of the recovery centre.

An update will be provided once more information is known.