Fire at scrap metal recycling yard under control

- A fire that burned all night at a scrap metal recycling yard is finally under control after about nine hours, but crews are still on the scene, putting out hot spots.

It started at about 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sims Metal Management, which FOX 29's Steve Keeley reports was an old U.S. Steel plant in Morrisville, Bucks County.

It caused smoke to pour all over in every direction. It could be seen for miles on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of the Delaware River.

The fire was placed under control at about 3:30 a.m.

It wasn’t easy to fight. There were not enough fire hydrants or access to water, so authorities had to bring in tanker trucks.

Crews made up mostly of volunteer firefighters are still breaking apart piles for hot spots and finding them, which is leading to more black smoke appearing.

The place is usually very busy with trucks going in, paying to drop off their loads, and then leaving. Trucks had to be turned away during this major incident.

Luckily, there have been no reports of injuries.

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