Seeing smoke? Junk yard fire creating smoke that can be seen for miles

Smoke from junkyard fire can be seen over midtown Atlanta.

ATLANTA — A large junkyard fire in northwest Atlanta created a cloud of smoke that can be seen for miles Monday morning.

Atlanta Fire Rescue crews battled the flames at a metal recycling plant on Regina Dr. near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway for hours.

The junk fueled the fire, making it difficult for crews to put out. Atlanta Fire tweeted out that it would be "an extended operation."

NewsChopper 2 over the scene showed the size of the pile of junk that kept the fire burning.