Fire destroys Kankakee recycling center

September 2, 2011 (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

Chopper 7 HD flew over the scene of the River Valley Recycling Company Friday afternoon. The fire started just before 2 p.m.

The building houses a recycling center and a tannery. The fire quickly spread to a neighboring building.

Firefighters struggled to control the flames after a series of explosions occurred. There were propane tanks inside one of the buildings.

Emergency crews are monitoring the building for possible environmental issues.

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