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Fire Rips Through Greenpoint, Brooklyn Recycling Center

A fire broke out Tuesday, March 18 at a recycling center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Credit: Nicky Ocean)

A fire broke out Tuesday, March 18 at a recycling center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Credit: Nicky Ocean)

UPDATED 03/19/14 12:38 a.m.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening at a recycling center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The fire broke out around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the recycling plant at 860 Humboldt St. in Brooklyn, near Greenpoint Avenue, the FDNY said.

The raised to three alarms in the mid-evening, and four alarms early Friday morning. Part of the building collapsed, the FDNY said.

A neighbor, Nicky Ocean, captured the flames on video as they engulfed the crumbling building.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, the FDNY said. All of the workers at the facility were accounted for.

As of early Wednesday morning, firefighters were still working on controlling the blaze.

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