A fire that broke out Monday night destroyed the Franklin Township Recycling Center. The blaze began about 11:45 p.m. inside the building on Route 65 in Franklin Township, Beaver County. Firefighters from various Beaver County departments responded, calling out Ellwood City and Wayne Township volunteer fire departments for mutual aid. The center, which opened about 15 years ago, has accepted recyclable materials from municipal recycling programs in Beaver and Lawrence counties. Firefighters were still on the scene Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was not known at press time.

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