Firefighters extinguish machine fire at recycling center

Three businesses located in one large warehouse facility were evacuated in La Vergne this morning as a precaution after a machine caught fire at a recycling center.

Employees at Sims Recycling Solutions, located on New Sanford Road, called 911 after a shredder caught fire around 10:45 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were visible when fire fighters arrived. Sims Recycling Center and the other businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

No injuries were reported and the evacuations at the other businesses have been lifted.

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