Two Salisbury firefighters receive minor injuries in trash blaze

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Firefighters worked several hours to prevent the fire in an outdoor recycling pile from spreading to the nearby recycling building. (Todd Dudek Photo)

Two Salisbury firefighters received minor injuries in a blaze Wednesday at the Eagle Recycling Plant on West Road near Isabella Street in Salisbury.

Officials said units were called to the fire scene at about 2 p.m. for a debris fire. Firefighters worked several hours to prevent the fire in an outdoor recycling pile from spreading to the nearby recycling building.

The facility is the former Campbell Soup Co. complex. More than 40 firefighters from Salisbury, Delmar, Hebron and Parsonsburg were at the scene most of Wednesday afternoon; a smoky haze and foul odor were evident in the surrounding neighborhood.

Fire officials had to order in construction equipment to break down the smoldering trash piles.

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