The fire, at an Everett recycling center, erupted Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

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A fire at a private recycling facility in Everett sent up a huge plume of smoke that could be seen for miles Saturday night. No injuries have been reported.

About 90 firefighters were responding to a “defensive fire” that started at about 7 p.m., said Everett Fire Department spokesman Eric Hicks. Flames were coming out of the burning building, and a couple of trucks with ladders were shooting water from the top down, he said. The flames helped start brush fires nearby, but those have been contained, Hicks said.

The fire is at the former site of Busy Beaver Recycling. The Herald of Everett said the business left the premises two years ago and, according to Hicks, was replaced by another company. The building contained pallets, and composting and mulching materials, he said.

The fire department responded to a smoldering fire at the same address, 101 E. Marine View Drive, a few days ago; it was the result of composting material igniting, Hicks said. The building’s occupants were able to resume operations the following day, he said. The cause of the latest fire is unknown, Hicks said.