Questions answered, many remain in recycling plant fire

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – After a three-alarm fire in Clinton County Tuesday, Frankfort completes air quality tests and releases results. However, investigators are still searching for a cause.

Frankfort Fire Chief John Kirby said the air is now safe after a fire a Clinton County recycling plant. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management was called in after toxic smoke filled the sky for hours.

Kirby said investigators are still working to find a cause of the fire, which happened at Brittain & Sons Recycling Inc. around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The recycling center is located off State Road 28, on County Road 0.

Kirby said environmental management and health officials are working to determine exactly which materials were in the fire.

The scene was finally cleared around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

No injuries were reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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