UPDATE: Methane Gas Explosions Reported Upon Arrival at South Beloit Fire


UPDATE: South Beloit fire crews say a fire at the Behr recycling plant produced methane gas explosions upon arrival.

The fire started inside the building. 13 area fire departments were called in to assist.

The plant was not in operation at the time. It is believed the temperature rose too high in the building for some of the metals, sparking a fire. About $10,000 is estimated in total damage.


SOUTH BELOIT (WIFR) -- A fire has been reported at a recycling plant in South Beloit.

Emergency crews began responding around 4 a.m. to the site located in the 200 block of Wheeler Avenue. Heavy smoke was reported when crews were first arriving on scene.

Crews remain on the scene at this time.


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