Tree Recycling Center Catches Fire

Julie Hawkins

Tree Recycling Center Catches Fire

CREATED Aug. 14, 2013

Carter Lake - A place where city crews dump old Christmas trees and fallen limbs, caught fire just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters blocked off part of Locust at 11th Street so they could string hoses across the road and fight the fire.

Crews also had to call for extra help when they arrived on the scene and saw how big the fire was.

No word yet what started the fire. It took firefighters several hours to put it out.