MARION, OH (WCMH) — Firefighters are battling a massive scrap metal fire at Sims Brothers Recycling in Marion.

Firefighters from both Marion Township and Marion City fire are on the scene. The Marion City Fire Department says much of the fire is paint burning off the metal.

The fire has Barks Road closed between Delaware Avenue and SR 4. SR 4 is also closed between Barks Road and Thew Ave.

Anyone downwind of the fire with breathing problems is asked to shelter in place. The Ohio EPA has a crew on the way to Marion to monitor the smoke billowing out of the fire.Keep checking WDTN.com for the latest news, weather and sports. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts here.Don’t miss another post on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest breaking news