WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) – Firefighters were called to Metal X in Waterloo Saturday evening after a pile of scrap caught fire.
Firefighters were called to the business at 295 Commerce Street around 5 p.m.
Black smoke could be seen billowing from a pile of metal for several miles.
One witness told NewsChannel 15 flames were intially shooting 25 to 30 feet in the air.
Fire crews poured a lot of water on the pile as workers with heavy equipment pushed the pile around.
Crews have been called to the business before for a scrap pile fire, but this incident seemed to create a lot more smoke.
A 2013 fire in a scrap pile started near a shredder. The fire didn’t cause any damage, but several departments stayed on scene for approximately six hours, according to a WANE-TV report at the time.
Saturday’s fire attracted a crowd as several people pulled to the side of the road. Others reported seeing the smoke from several miles away.
No injuries were reported.
Metal X is a scrap metal recycling operation that started in 2012.
A message left for Metal X Saturday evening has not yet been returned.