Crews Battle Fire at K&M Shingle Recycling

K&M Shingle Fire

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Youngstown firefighters worked to contain an intentionally set fire Wednesday at K & M Shingle Recycling on Dennick Avenue.

Firefighters were called to the business around noon after smoke was seen pouring from the building.

Crews were able to save a large piece of machinery from the structure by hooking it up to a fire truck and pulling it out. However, firefighters were called back after the roof collapsed.

Officials with the Youngstown fire department said they believe the fire was intentionally set.

The building is owned by George Kuriatnyk, who was cited in November 2011 for illegal dumping at the Dennick Avenue location. He pleaded not guilty to charges of littering and operating a solid waste facility. The case was eventually dismissed.

Inspectors at the time said old Commercial Intertech property was filled with shingles and other debris. Kuriatnyk at the time told WKBN he intended on recycling the shingles as paving material and wood pallets into mulch. The city contended he was unable to have a grinder at the facility and that they were outlawed inside city limits.


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