Firefighters battle blaze at Las Vegas recycling plant

Updated June 23, 2017 - 8:09 pm

Firefighters battled a fire Friday morning at a recycling plant in the northeast Las Vegas Valley.

Crews from the Clark County, North Las Vegas and Las Vegas fire departments responded to the blaze, which was reported at 9:35 a.m. at Desert Recycling near the intersection of Nellis and Lake Mead Boulevards.

The fire in a large pile of debris was confined to the exterior yard of the property and no buildings were threatened, authorities said. The main health and safety concern was keeping the firefighters hydrated.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Contact Dana Rutkin at or 702-383-0381. Follow @DanadRutkin on Twitter.

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