Rumpke truck catches fire in St. Clair Township

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Rumpke Tire Recycling Center in St. Clair Township will be closed for a few days after a fire there Thursday morning.

The fire occurred just before 2 a.m. at the facility on South Street.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal says the fire was accidental and was caused by friction and head buildup in a conveyer belt system.

Rumpke officials say no one was working at the property when the fire began and no one was injured. Damage is estimated at about $200,000.

Tire collection service will continue without interruption.

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