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Fire breaks out at Everett recycling yard

A view of the Everett fire.Gabe Madrid

A fire broke out at the Schnitzer recycling yard in Everett Friday afternoon, Everett fire officials said.

Crews are still out fighting the fire, which started before 2 p.m. at the yard on Rover Street, a fire department dispatcher said.

The cause of the blaze, which generated smoke that could be seen for miles, is currently unknown.

The Schnitzer plant includes a metal recycling yard and offices.

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