Bales of cardboard caught fire today at a recycling center on Cleveland’s West Side. The fire started shortly after 1 p.m. at Royal Oak Recycling.
Fire investigators believe a piece of paper became stuck in a forklift and caught fire. The fire then spread to bales of compressed cardboard, which are 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 6 feet long. Water is causing the bales to collapse, so crews are using skid-steer loaders to sift through the debris, he said.
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