UPDATE: Norfolk fire at Alter Metal Recycling

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A large fire broke out in Norfolk near Alter Metal Recycling Wednesday afternoon. Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews were on the scene.

The fire started just after 1 p.m. in the southern part of Norfolk.

Black smoke could be seen throughout the city Wednesday afternoon.

Our NCN reporters were on the scene. They believed that it is either a semi or multiple vehicles on fire.

Emergency officials are urging drivers to stay away from the area as crews work. Authorities are asking people to not drive through the area of Washington Ave and First through Fourth Streets.

The fire has since been contained.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to NCN for updates.