Firefighters battling two-alarm blaze at metal recycling yard in Everett

Everett firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling yard in that city Wednesday morning, officials said.

Local 143, the Everett Fire Fighters Union, tweeted about the fire at 8:20 a.m.

“2. Alert 69 Rover Street Schnitzer NE heavy smoke and fire all floors of the building fully involved,” tweeted the union.

2. Alert 69 Rover Street Schnitzer NE heavy smoke and fire all floors fully involved

– Everett Firefighters (@ IAFFLocal143) December 8, 2021

The union announced in a follow-up tweet that everyone had been taken into account.

“PER C4 … everyone has left the building and has accounted for it,” tweeted the group of workers over a photo of a massive cloud of smoke emanating from the scene of the fire.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria tweeted that the fire had broken out in the Schnitzer Steel building on Rover Street.

“There is an active fire burning on the Schnitzer estate in Everett,” DeMaria tweeted. “The Everett Fire Department and Everett Police have responded. Further information follows.”

An active fire is burning at the Schnitzer property in Everett. The Everett Fire Department and Everett Police have responded. Further information follows.

– Mayor Carlo DeMaria (@Mayor_DeMaria) December 8, 2021

Schnitzer Steel has offices in the United States and Canada, and its Everett facility is a metal recycling yard and port equipped with a mega shredder, mobile shears, material handlers and loaders, it says on its website.

A request for comment was sent to a company spokesperson on Wednesday morning.

This is a breaking news item and will be updated as more information is released.

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