Fire department on the scene of blaze at Muscatine Metals

A huge plume of smoke from the fire at Muscatine Metals on Dec. 16, 2021. [@CityOfMuscatine photo]

Crews from the Muscatine Fire Department are on the scene fighting a fire that broke out at Muscatine Metals on Dick Drake Way.

The fire was reported around 11 a.m.

Dick Drake Way is closed to traffic between U.S. 61 and Stewart Road, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

The plume of thick, black smoke could be seen from several miles away, and was even picked up on weather radar.

This is a developing story, stay with Voice of Muscatine for updates.