Fire Hits Minneapolis Recycling Facility
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fire broke out at a recycling plant in north Minneapolis, leading to traffic disruptions, but no one was hurt.
The fire at Northern Metal Recycling sent up huge clouds of smoke Tuesday. The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. and was under control just after 1 p.m.
Assistant Minneapolis Fire Chief Bryan Tyner tells the Star Tribune there were drums of kerosene inside. He says the chemical is used for metal stripping.
A fire official says government health officials have checked air quality in the area and found no adverse readings.
Company President Steve Ettinger says only a handful of people were on the property at the time.