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Santa Barbara City Fire crews responded to a reported structure fire at the Marborg Recycling facility on North Quarantina Street shortly before 9pm Wednesday night. Upon arrival it was determined that the fire was seated in a large rubbish pile in the interior of the facility. Marborg employees operating heavy equipment aided 3 Engines, 1 Truck Company and a Battalion Chief. Smoke was visible throughout the lower Eastside. Firefighters using hose streams augmented by foam, applied water to the fire as the rubbish pile was pulled apart.
The Recycling facility is sprinklered and the system was activated and flowing when fire units arrived. The fire was extinguished within 45 minutes and investigators remained on scene to determine the cause.