Northern Metal Recycling fire in Minneapolis - KMSP-TV

FIRE + ICE: Recycling plant fire in Minneapolis

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Northern Metal Recycling caught fire around 1 a.m. Photo by Greg Kellogg / FOX 9 News Northern Metal Recycling caught fire around 1 a.m. Photo by Greg Kellogg / FOX 9 News
Firefighters battled subzero temperatures at a metal recycling plant fire in north Minneapolis. Photo by Greg Kellogg / FOX 9 News. Firefighters battled subzero temperatures at a metal recycling plant fire in north Minneapolis. Photo by Greg Kellogg / FOX 9 News.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Minneapolis firefighters battled subzero temperatures during a 5 1/2 hour effort to put out an overnight fire at a recycling plant.

Northern Metal Recycling caught fire around 1 a.m. Tuesday. There's no early indication of what caused the fire, since no one was working overnight at the plant.

Firefighters tried to attack the fire from inside the building, but were forced out due to the size and intense heat of the fire.

A neighboring apartment complex was evacuated over concerns of toxic chemicals inside the burning building, but there turned out to be nothing toxic inside. Residents were sheltered in Metro Transit buses before they were allowed back inside around 7 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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