The fourth fire in three years broke out at Oak Cliff Recycling early Sunday morning.
Emergency crews were dispatched at 6:45 a.m. to the 500 block of Brown Industrial Road. No injuries were reported.
Waxahachie Fire Department Lt. Matt Dorsey said the fire department made a full response to the scene and it was found that a scrap metal, car part and other materials were burning.
Providing assistance on the call were members of the Ovilla, Maypearl, Palmer and the Emergency Services District No. 6 fire departments and the American Red Cross.
According to previous articles from the Daily Light, Oak Cliff Recycling had fires on Jan. 21, 2015, Aug. 12, 2014 and Aug. 24, 2013.
Fire Marshal Dennis Crecelius said in a previous article the cause of the three previous fires was because a piece of metal that had been chopped up by one of the machines at Oak Cliff, but had not been properly cooled down. It smoldered until it was hot enough to ignite a pile of recycled material it landed on.
The cause of this fourth fire had not been determined by press time.
Representatives from the company did not have a comment about the fires.
According to its website, Oak Cliff Recycling processes steel, rebar, iron stainless, aluminum, brass, motors, aluminum, copper and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Crews cleared the scene at 3:20 p.m.
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