Smoke Seen For Miles From Big Scrap Metal Fire In Detroit

Detroit Fire Truck
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Billowing smoke could seen for miles from a big scrap metal fire in Detroit.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon at Ferrous Processing and Trading Company on John Kronk, between Wyoming and Lonyo, just south of I-94

The company's website claims it is one of the nation's largest scrap metal processors and traders.

Deputy Detroit Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said the fire started in a big pile of scrap metal, including chopped up pieces of old appliances and car parts.

There were around eight fire trucks on the scene as Fornell said they worked a"surround and ground" strategy to contain the blaze.

Several tipsters called WWJ Newsradio 950 to report seeing the smoke from outside the city, including in Dearborn and Allen Park. 

It took a couple of hours to get the fire under control. The cause is unknown. 

No injuries were reported.