Disaster potential highlighted by blaze
By Josh Resnek
A smoky fire at the Schnitzer recycling facility on Rover Street caused more concern than damage. No injuries were reported in the fire which began shortly after 8:00 a.m. and was put out by 10:30 a.m.
The menacing plume of black smoke rising from an enclosed steel crusher on the sprawling property that abuts the LNG facility was visible for miles.
The smoke was worse than the fire itself.
Early concerns that the fire could have caused a conflagration have been eased by the fact the fire was put out so quickly, and could not and did not spread.
The Everett Fire Department was on the scene within minutes of the first alarm being run.
However the EFD at present has severe apparatus limitations and a shortage of firefighters.
During the recent mayoral campaign, Councilor Fred Capone argued that a new fire station and new fire apparatus as well as additional firefighters are needed to meet the demands of the city’s future and should have been part of Encore’s lower Broadway investment package.Continue reading “Nasty fire sets off fear and wonder in lower Broadway industrial district”