Frankfort Fire Department Investigating Cause Of Recycling Plant Fire

Aug 6, 2019

The Frankfort Fire Department is investigating the fire, which firefighters fought for several hours last Monday.
Credit Taylor Haggerty / WBAA News

It will be at least a week before officials conclude an investigation into the cause of a fire at a Frankfort recycling plant.

Assistant Fire Chief Ed Cripe says the Frankfort Fire Department has two members investigating, along with a private investigator brought in by Werner and Son Recycling. He says they’re still reviewing video surveillance and conducting interviews.

The city street department is still collecting recycling in place of Werner and Son. They will continue to collect from one quadrant of the city at a time until the regular weekly schedule can resume.

The recycling plant caught fire early last Monday and burned for several hours, demolishing one side of the building. Company officials say they expect to have some recycling capabilities back online by the end of the month.

According to Frankfort’s official Facebook page, Werner and Son moved to a new location last week.