HOPKINTON, Iowa (AP) -

Firefighters say fire has destroyed a building at Bacon Recycling in the eastern Iowa town of Hopkinton.

Fire Chief Craig Wilson tells Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV that the blaze began around 5 a.m. Saturday and had consumed the building by the time his crew arrived on scene.

Wilson says the building was made of aluminum and was storing cardboard and plastic for recycling. Wilson says the heat of the fire caused the walls to collapse.

Fire crews from Delhi and Monticello also responded. Wilson says about 60 firefighters battled the blaze.