Second recycling blaze this month for Fairfax firefighters

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Firefighters used foam to smother a fire at a recycling facility in Merrifield early Sunday morning.

The blaze broke out around 1:00 am at the Waste Management transfer station in the 2800 block of Dorr Avenue.  Two alarms were sounded and units from Fairfax City and Arlington helped to bring the fire under control.

It was the second fire at a recycling facility in the county in February.  A fire at the Covanta Waste-to-Energy facility in Lorton, which began February 2, took 12 days to extinguish.

The cause of Sunday’s fire has not yet been announced.


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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.