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St. Paul recycling center damaged in early morning fire

There was a major response to the blaze.

A recycling center in St. Paul was damaged in an overnight fire.

Thirteen fire apparatus and 64 firefighters tackled the blaze at WestRock, on the 2200 block of Wabash Avenue.

The fire was first reported just after midnight Thursday, with crews at the scene for three hours before the blaze was knocked down.

A single ambulance attended the scene and one WestRock employee was treated for minor smoke inhalation, according to the St. Paul Fire Department.

The extent of the damage to the facility is now being investigated, along with the cause of the fire.

WestRock is a multi-national recycling company with locations across the U.S. and the globe.

Its St. Paul facility designs and manufactures recycled materials, including paperboard and containerboard.

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