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.
It's unclear how much damage the building sustained.
Employees used heavy equipment to push the material out of the building, the department said.
No injuries were reported.
No information on the suspected cause of the fire was immediately available. An investigation is underway.
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