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Crews douse scrap fire in St. Paul

Crews douse scrap fire in St. Paul Photo: KSTP.

Updated: August 31, 2021 08:33 PM
Created: August 31, 2021 07:54 PM

A scrap pile caught fire Tuesday evening at an industrial property in St. Paul, lofting plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around during rush hour.

Chopper 5 and a crew on the ground captured crews putting out what appeared to be a pile of scraps at AMG Resources, a scrap metal processing facility between Pigs Eye Lake and Highway 61.

The thick, black smoke had transitioned into a calmer white by 6:30 p.m. as firefighters put water on the blaze, and the smoke had nearly completely subsided by 7:30 p.m.

The St. Paul Fire Department said firefighters were called to the facility at 5:55 p.m. and found a large pile of recycling material on fire on the exterior of the building. It was controlled by 7:40 p.m.

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