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Crews fighting fire at Tacoma scrap metal yard (VIDEO)

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TACOMA, Wash. -- Crews were battling a fire at a scrap metal yard Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma.

Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of Marine View Drive around 3:30 p.m.

Traffic was reduced to one lane each direction on Marine View Drive.

Crews said at 4:30 p.m. the firefight was expected to continue for an "extended period." They began using a grappling hook to pull apart the pile.

It's unclear how the fire started. No further information was immediately available.

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