Recycling Facility Reopens After Fire

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 14:47:19-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) – A fire at a recycling facility this past weekend had first responders working for days to put out the fire. Now Stuff Recycling is back open and they’re saying "thank you".

The fire sent flames and smoke into the sky overnight as first responders battled to put out the fire.

 “The shred pile is what ended up catching fire, which is the cars and miscellaneous metal. That had the plastic and tires and different things like that," said Jerry Jointer, the President of Stuff Recycling. “Hopefully, the one good thing that will come out of it is, hopefully, we will get a little bit better water service out here in the county. The lack of water just really tied the hands of the fire department."

The smoke from the fire became a threat to one neighborhood, causing people to have to stay inside of their homes.

Firefighters from eleven different departments came to help put the fire out and the facility said they can’t thank first responders and the community enough. 

"We’ll go out and continue to say thank you. This is proof to the point that you do need a valid fire department in your community, so I suggest people reach out and thank them and help them any way we can," said Jointer.

Stuff Recycling says they’re hosting a cookout next Friday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a way to say thank you for all the support.