D.H. Griffin Facility Hit by Fire

Thick smoke and fire reportedly emanated from a pile of white goods.

October 29, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

A fire described as “massive” by a TV news network broke out at a scrap recycling facility operated by D.H. Griffin & Co. in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.

According to Greensboro-based WTVD, “Thick, dark smoke was seen pouring out [of] the D.H. Griffin recycling facility off Hilltop Road in Greensboro” the morning of Oct. 25.

The source of the fire and smoke was reportedly in a pile of end-of-life white goods and household appliances, according to the TV station.

Several roads near the scrap yard were blocked off as the fire department worked to get the fire under control by Friday evening.

According to the Greensboro News & Record website, “Firefighters poured 2,000 gallons of water [per] minute on the fire, tried to smother it with foam and pulled the scrap pile apart to get to the fire, [which] appeared to be deep inside the pile.”