Police Blotter: 3-Alarm Recycling Plant Fire

By Annie Potasznik
|  Monday, Aug 8, 2011  |  Updated 6:15 PM CDT
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Fire in a mountain of trash kept firefighters busy Monday at a Carrollton recycling plant.

Randy McIlwain, NBCDFW.com

Fire in a mountain of trash kept firefighters busy Monday at a Carrollton recycling plant.

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Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 8, 2011.

3-Alarm Recycling Plant Fire in Carrollton
Smoke from a fire at a Carrollton recycling plant could be seen for miles Monday morning. Large piles of paper and cardboard burned causing the smoke cloud. The fire broke out at around 11 a.m. at the International Paper Recycling Co. on the 2000-block of Country Club Road. It spread and started a grassfire in a field adjacent to the company. By noon, firefighters had a handle on the fire as thick, black smoke began to turn white. No one was hurt.

Wrong-Way Driver Dies
A 20-year-old woman who caused a crash in Dallas Friday morning has died. Stephanie Dickson of Mansfield was driving west on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 when she crashed into an 18-wheeler. The accident and subsequent fuel spill closed the eastbound lanes of I-30, starting at 2nd Street near downtown Dallas. The driver of the 18-wheeler didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries.

Chihuahua Alerts Family of Fire
A Carrollton family’s pet Chihuahua alerted them that their house was on fire Sunday night. The 3-alarm fire happened at a new two story home on 2620 Rolling Meadow. All four family members, their cat and pet Chihuahua were not hurt. The family’s pet fish however, didn’t survive the fire.

Fire Burns 2 Mobile Homes
The investigation continues Monday into the cause of a fire in Wise County that burned down a couple of mobile homes. Five fire departments fought the fire that started on Private Road 44-40 near Rhome. No one was hurt.

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