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Exit 11 southbound in Springfield re-opened following fire at recycling plant

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Exit 11 Southbound on I-91 was closed for over an hour Thursday for a fire at the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility on Birnie Avenue.  

We confirmed the fire with Springfield Police at about 4 p.m. Thursday. 

Our crew on scene reports the Springfield Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control.   Firefighters were seen wetting the area down where the fire occurred to help prevent any hotspots from flaring back up. 

State Police at the Springfield barracks notified us at 5 p.m. that Exit 11 was back open to drivers.  

No further details were immediately available. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Springfield Fire Department. 

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