Large fire breaks out at Brockton industrial facility

Flames and thick smoke could be seen as crews fought a fire Friday on East Ashland Street in Brockton, Massachusetts

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Crews are fighting a large fire at an industrial building in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Aerial footage showed large flames and heavy smoke Friday evening at an address on East Ashland Street publicly affiliated with Bay State Shredding.



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Firefighters could be seen on a roof pouring water on the flames.

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Brockton Fire Chief Brian Nardelli said the fire broke out around 6:30 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived, the building was fully involved.

"It's an assorted amount of debris, this is a scrapyard, recycling center, unknown exactly what is burning," Nardelli said. "We do have the state hazmat team on scene right now, they'll be doing area raids out into the neighborhoods for any hazardous smoke in environments like that."

He explained that preliminary testing showed nothing unusual, but that more monitoring would continue in the area.

No injuries were reported, but two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, Nardelli said.

No further information was immediately available.

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