CHILI, N.Y. — Dozens of firefighters battled a large fire at a metal recycling plant on Scottsville Road in Chili Friday afternoon.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after a large pile of scrap metal caught fire at the Metalico scrap metal facility. Smoke from the scene could be seen from miles away.
An investigation is ongoing to determine what caused the fire.
As a precaution, nearby residents were asked to close their windows. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters say although, fires like this aren't expected, they do train for them.
“We actually work with Metalico, we do some training with them regularly. So we do train on this type of event and we work with the employees very closely," said Gates Fire Prevention Officer Joseph Manuse.