A fire erupted Friday evening in the rubble of a recycling plant that burned in January.

Dalton firefighters were called out around 7:15 p.m. to Columbia Recycling Corp. at 1001 Chattanooga Ave.

A ladder truck was used to douse water on a small fire that was contained about 7:45 p.m. although smoke was still visible at dusk.

No injuries were reported and firefighters were to remain on the scene to extinguish any flare-ups.

The January fire broke out at Columbia Recycling in the early morning hours of Jan. 6. One employee was killed.

The plant recycles materials from the carpet industry.

In March, Dalton Fire Chief Barry Gober estimated the loss of that fire at $7.5 million but said that number could change. Arson was not suspected.

The company’s buildings were condemned because of that fire.

The plan, according to owner Robert Goldberg in March, was to construct new buildings on the current site.

An investigation into Friday’s fire is continuing, said officials with the Dalton Fire Department.

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