UPDATE: Earth Recycling fire to be monitored throughout weekend

MINOT, N.D. - Smoke still lingers in the air after firefighters from across our region worked tirelessly throughout the night to fight the flames at Earth Recycling.

There's still some smoke in the air and that's because there's a few spot fires that fire crews say they are unable to reach.

With debris and materials still in the building, crews have decided to let the fires burn out on their own.

They say they'll continue air and fire monitoring throughout the weekend.

Central power will also stay here to stabilize and keep an eye on electrical poles near the fire.

The Minot Rural Fire Chief says they still have a long weekend ahead but that all appears to be going well.

"We're doing everything we can to get this over with quickly however there is a lot of product in there and it's just going to take some time. We don't want to keep disturbing it because it just keeps flaring up. So, we'll probably just let most of it burn off as quickly as possible," said Minot Rural Fire Chief, Rex Weltikol,.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but no major injuries have been reported.