- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Firefighters are using fire boats, bulldozers and other equipment to battle a blaze at a recycling plant near the Houston Ship Channel.

Houston Fire Department spokesman Ruy Lozano says about 65 firefighters are working on scene, trying to spread out piles of debris get to the fire’s origin.

Two fire trucks have been released, Lozano said, but the fire was only 60 percent extinguished by about 6 p.m.

The blaze started around 2 p.m. at the Derichebourg recycling plant’s outdoor yard of crushed cars. Lozano says the vehicles contain residual oil and fuels, which make it harder to put out the blaze.

Hazardous materials crews are monitoring the quality of the air to determine whether the fire poses a threat to public safety. So far, Lozano says, it does not.

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