Salem firefighters Tuesday morning battled a blaze at a scrap steel processing facility in northeast Salem.
Crews had been known as out simply earlier than 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to Cherry Metropolis Metals within the 3100 block of Kanz Courtroom NE. By 11:30 a.m., the hearth was nonetheless smouldering, however principally out.
When firefighters arrived, they discovered a steel pile in flames, emitting a big plume of smoke, in response to Salem fireplace officers. Firefighters labored from a ladder to attempt to put out the hearth from above.
There have been no accidents reported and the reason for the hearth hasn’t been decided, officers mentioned. About 50 workers had been evacuated from the corporate as a security precuation.
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