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City Carton warehouse burns down


City Carton Recycling warehouse fire, Feb. 16, 2018. — photo by Zak Neumann

The former City Carton Recycling warehouse, now owned by the waste management company Republic Services, was destroyed by a fire on Friday. According to the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD), a fire in the building at 3 E Benton St. was first reported at 4:17 p.m.

City Carton Recycling warehouse fire, Feb. 16, 2018. — photo by Zak Neumann

It took firefighters two hours to get the fire under control. The ICFD units that responded were assisted by off-duty ICFD firefighters, as well as by fire departments from Coralville, Hills, Riverside, Lone Tree, Swisher, Solon, Tiffin and West Branch.

City Carton Recycling warehouse fire, Feb. 16, 2018. — photo by Zak Neumann

No other buildings were damaged. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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