Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff
The first news I'm hearing of some kind of major fire in North Minneapolis came from a post by Collier White on the North Talk FB Page, as follows.
Last night as I drove through Northeast, the river by Lowry was covered with smoke at around 2:45 am. The smoke was thick enough on Marshall to affect visibility. I picked up a client, a bartender at Suzy's and he said they had watched a fire at a Hawthorne recycling plant for about two hours. Thick smoke was still billowing out into the night sky. No word of it at StarTribune or WCCO this morning.
We need to follow up on this, on the high likelihood that it's from Northern Metal.
This blog has no further details at the moment, but sure wanted to break the information ahead of STrib and the local television stations.
Unconfirmed that it's Northern Metal.