Officials: Fireworks named cause of OneSteel Recycling plant fire

5:25 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida-- Fireworks. That's what Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews are saying caused Monday's massive, 10-hour fire at the OneSteel Recycling Plant in Tampa.

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According to reports, the "pyrotechnic material", also known as fireworks, accidentally ignited when a certain container was processed for recycling.  

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Crews credit the intensely hot metal at the facility for the hours and hours of flames.

OneSteel Recycling cooperated fully in the investigation.

Wednesday's report maintains that no one was injured in the incident. 

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