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El Paso fire crews continue hotspot suppression operations at Recycling Plant fire

UPDATE: (5:30 P.M.) -- After 25 hours of battling the blaze, the El Paso Department has now terminated the incident and are preparing to return to station.

Fire officials said they had to face a number of challenges when responding to this fire.

"We have dry conditions. We have windy conditions. So a lot of times a spark is all it takes, and then with the windy conditions and all the dryness we have here in these cardboard bales it possible it could have been a factor to help spread the fire," said Enrique Dueñas-Aguilar, El Paso Fire Department spokesman.

An employee at "La Tachuela" tire shop nearby told ABC-7, in his 10 months working at the shop, he has already seen the recycling plant catch fire two other times.

Other employees said more needs to be done like regular cleaning of the plant to prevent this from happening again.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- According to a post by the El Paso Fire Dept. on "X," the Recycling Plant fire in South-Central El Paso is entering it's 20th hour being active.

It is located at Paisano and Coles.

El Paso Fire said crews continue to look for hotspots in the area, but add the bulk of the fire on both sides of the bridge on Paisano have been knocked down.

Fire officials told ABC-7 it is considered a 3rd Alarm Fire, about 200 Fire fighters have responded to the fire.

No injuries have been reported.

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