MINOT, N.D. — Several fire departments in the Minot area have responded to a large fire at a recycling business.

The blaze at Earth Recycling Inc. broke out Thursday morning, sending up thick plumes of dark smoke that could be scene from miles away. KMOT-TV reports that people are being urged to avoid the area.

KXMC-TV reports that no one is believed to have been injured. There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

This story has been corrected to show that the name of the business is Earth Recycling Inc., not Earthmovers Inc.