Fire Crews Battle Big Blaze

By Tony Shin
|  Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010  |  Updated 7:31 AM PDT
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Fire Crews Battle Big Blaze

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A large fire lit up the night sky in Vista overnight.

The fire broke out at about 9:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of La Mirada. Officials said the blaze appears to have started in a recycling compactor right outside the Bulldog Rubber and Recycling building. 

By the time firefighters got to the scene, the compactor and part of the second floor of the building were fully engulfed in flames, with fire coming through the roof. Ten engines and three truck companies fought the blaze for about 35 minutes before finally getting it under control. 

Hazmat teams were also called in to deal with the water runoff, because of the burning tires. About 20 percent of the 50,000 square foot building was damaged. 

Fire investigators are still trying to determine a cause for the fire.  No one was hurt.

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