UPDATE: Officials say one person was injured during the fire at the recycling plant. That person suffered smoke inhalation as well as a second-degree burn to the hand.
Officials also said that a small explosion in the plant’s shredder caused the fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Black smoke filled the sky in northeastern Oklahoma City as a metal recycling plant burned Tuesday afternoon.
KFOR Chopper 4 pilot Mason Dunn was flying over the blaze at the plant, from which large flames could be seen. The plant is located east of the city’s downtown area off of Reno, according to Dunn.
Firefighter crews surrounded the blaze and attacked the flames with high-pressure blasts of water.
Dunn said winds are moving about 40 miles per hour out of the west, causing large masses of black smoke to blow into the east.