ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Firefighters are battling a large fire at a recycling facility in St. Paul.

Thick black smoke billowed from the blaze at Metro Metals Recycling Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to the scrap metal facility about 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Crews are trying to keep the fire in a large debris pile from reaching any structures.

A recycling fire at a metal recycling facility in Becker earlier this year burned for days. According to officials, the blaze last February at Northern Metal Recycling may have been accidentally sparked by a discarded battery.