- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The manager of a Wisconsin recycling company says there are no reports of injuries following an explosion at a Madison plant.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports (https://tinyurl.com/hjwxkte ) that All Metals Recycling manager A.J. Vedvig said the explosion Wednesday happened in a scrap steel pile.

Vedvig says the scrap steel pile stands about three stories tall and contains between 20 to 30 semitrailer loads of material.

The recycling plant is about 2 miles south of the state Capitol.

The city’s fire department posted on Twitter that it was responding to multiple calls of an explosion shortly after 4 p.m.

Photos from the scene showed billowing black smoke and flames shooting into the air. Police and fire officials urged residents to avoid the area.

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