Over a year later, police say giant tire recycling plant fire was arson


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Feb. 18, 2020 people all over Richmond looked up to see an enormous billowing black smoke cloud. The smoke was coming from a significant fire at Materials Management & Recycling, a tire recycling plant on School Street in Richmond.

The Richmond Police Department has now confirmed with 8News that the fire — that took at least 65 firefighters to control — was an arson.

No one was injured during the fire.

RPD says the investigation is ongoing and no information is available at this time about motive, circumstance or arrests.

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