Firefighter, worker hospitalized after blaze tears through Boston recycling plant

A firefighter and worker were hospitalized after a raging blaze tore through a recycling plant in Boston late Tuesday night.

Firefighters responding to a report of a fire at Casella Waste Systems at 24 Bunker Hill Industrial Park in the city’s Charlestown section around 11 p.m. found heavy black smoke billowing out of the facility and immediately ordered a second alarm, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Due to the intensity of the fire, crews were ordered off the roof and were forced to cut holes through the walls of the facility to access the flames, officials said.

The majority of the fire was knocked down shortly before midnight but crews remained on scene into the early morning hours overhauling debris and monitoring hot spots.

The firefighter and worker transported from the scene are said to have suffered minor injuries.

There were no additional details immediately available.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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