Firefighter injured in blaze at Wilmington paper recycling center

One firefighter was injured battling a 2-alarm fire at a paper recycling center in Wilmington early Monday, the Wilmington Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to OPRSystems Inc., a paper recycling center, at 235 Andover St. at 12:49 a.m. According to the fire department, the fire was in a large pile of baled paper stored in cardboard boxes.

The fire was knocked down by 3:30 a.m., firefighters said, and crews cleared the scene by about 6:30 a.m.

The injured firefighter suffered unspecifed minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.

Fire departments from North Reading, Andover, Tewksbury, Billerica, and Burlington also responded to the blaze, the statement said.


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