Fire reported at Ohio 7 facility

MARIETTA A fire at GreenLeaf Recycling on Ohio 7 south of Marietta has destroyed three buildings.

No one was injured, but a firefighter was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for heat exhaustion, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. Traffic was blocked on Ohio 7 between Ohio 550 and Blue Knob Road

Employees at the facility reported the fire began around 11 a.m. in a pile of recyclables.

The road was closed around noon and remained closed as firefighters from six fire departments fought the blaze which destroyed three buildings, including the office, at the GreenLeaf facility.

The sheriff’s department reported the fire was not a threat to the waterway or to those on the river banks at the Marietta Riverfront Roar. The smoke plume may cause difficulty breathing for nearby residents, but is not known to contain chemicals of any type, the department said.