Overnight dumpster fire difficult to snuff out

Fire broke out early Friday morning in Rock Bay neighbourhood, cause unknown

A dumpster fire proved stubborn to extinguish near John and Bridge streets early Friday morning, causing $35,000 in structural damage to a recycling facility.

The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. at Ellice Recycling, in a bin full of demolished housing material.

Fire crews were alerted by reports of heavy smoke hanging over the downtown core, battalion chief Dave Bicknell said in a statement.

It had been burning for more than an hour and took 30 minutes to put out.

Officials were not able to determine the cause of the fire..