The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of West Coliseum Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call of an explosion with black smoke coming from the Hoosier Metal plant. When crews arrived, they found a trailer on fire in the rear of the lot.
Employees said they were compressing scrap autos in the trailer when there was a small explosion causing other materials in the trailer to catch fire. The employees worked to remove the material with a crane, the fire department said.
No injuries were reported.