Posted: Sep 21, 2021 / 05:26 PM CDTUpdated: Sep 21, 2021 / 10:01 PM CDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to the Little Rock Fire Department, the Goldman recycle building is on fire and creating a large plume of black smoke.
The recycling center is located at 1701 E. 14th Street.
The fire sent nearby businesses scrambling to respond. A Budweiser plant next door evacuated a series of trucks from the scene.
#BREAKING: We’re on the scene of a massive fire at 15th and Reyburn Avenue. A recycling plant has caught fire and has been burning since around 5 o’clock this afternoon. A Budweiser plant next-door with a series of trucks outside has been evacuated. #ARnews pic.twitter.com/8RlygmW7di
— Caitrin Assaf (@caitrinassaf) September 21, 2021
Fire crews are responding to the scene now and there is no timeframe set for when the fire will be put out.
Smoke and fire can be seen throughout the downtown Little Rock area. Multiple small explosions could be heard in the blaze.
The fire is near the Clinton National Airport, but officials with the airport have said the fire is not impacting air traffic at this time.