MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of Minneapolis firefighters battled a blaze after an explosion at a metal recycling plant Friday in north Minneapolis.
The city’s fire department says crews were called to Northern Metal Recycling on the 2800 block of Pacific Street North at about 1:40 p.m. after a localized explosion in a processing hopper.READ MORE: 'It’s Just Heartbreaking': Prayer And Grief Highlight Vigil For Eli Hart
The explosion caused a flash fire that went up the building’s roof stack, setting part of the roof on fire.READ MORE: Home Team: The Storied Career Of 82-Year-Old Umpire Bill Peterson
Officials say the building was evacuated when crews arrived, and the fire was quickly put out. No one was injured.MORE NEWS: Man Cited After Being Caught Sunbathing Atop Elementary School Roof
The cause of the fire is under investigation.