EVERETT, Wash. - Firefighters continue to put out hot spots of a three-alarm fire that destroyed an Everett recycling plant Saturday night.
Around a dozen firefighters were on the fire Sunday, dousing smoldering debris with water from ladders on fire trucks.
Everett Fire says the flames started around 7 p.m. Saturday and quickly escalated. Flames ravaged the facility, which recycles stored wood, mulch, and other recycling products, and a plume of black smoke could be seen from miles afar.
“We were out at a barbeque and we could see the black smoke come up over the fence and going across the horizon," said Harrison Scarborough, who lives in Mukilteo.
Zachary Christmas, who lives in Everett, was down the road when a noise caught his attention.
“We heard this loud bang that almost sounded like a gunshot from where we were," he said. “It's one of the most intense fires I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The fire continued throughout the night, where some 100 firefighters tried to control the flames.
Low water pressure made firefighting efforts complicated. Firefighters had to bring in water by truck. And flames and heat made the building too dangerous to enter
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This isn't the first time Everett firefighters have been called to the recycling center. Crews responded to smoldering debris inside the building on June 1.
101 E. MARINE DR 2:43 am crews responded to smoldering debris inside building. No injuries, fire under investigation pic.twitter.com/fHTRmCPjUg— Everett Fire WA (@EverettFire) June 1, 2016
KING 5's Josh Green contributed to this report.