Recycling Center Fire Forces Road Closure

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By Tammy Moore Teague

Local Volunteer Fire crews from Bonanza, Hackett and Huntington assisted Whitebluff-Rye Hill firefighters as they fought a large structure fire late Sunday into early Monday near the Arkansas/Oklahoma border.

That fire started at around 8 p.m. at Smurfit Kappa Recycling at Highway 271 and I-540. The building stores cardboard and paper bales. Roads in the area were closed and traffic was redirected last night as crews battled the blaze.

Bonanza Chief Doug Hartsfield said “it was crazy last night.” Hartsfield added that as of this morning, Whitebluff VFD was still on scene. It is being reported that the fire has been contained and that no one was injured.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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