BECKER -- Becker Police say the fire at Northern Metals Recycling flared late Thursday night, sending more smoke through the air.

Police Chief Brent Baloun says significant progress was being made before the flare up.

He adds members of the Minnesota Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team has been on scene conducting several tests throughout Becker, Big Lake and surrounding areas and have found no potentially hazardous chemicals in their sensors.

The MPCA also took air samples and initials readings were normal.

Testing will continue and while signs are positive, officials haven't eliminated the possibility certain chemicals being found.

Health advisories previously issued remain in place.

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