WATERLOO, Iowa — Firefighters in northeastern Iowa have been battling a large fire at a scrap yard northwest of Waterloo.

The Courier reports that firefighters were called to Alter Metal Recycling on Wednesday morning for a fire near the facility’s shredder.

Smoke from the scene could be seen billowing from miles away.

Firefighters sprayed the flames while company workers used heavy equipment to pull apart the debris.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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