Firefighters from Lindale, Dixie and Red Springs remain at the scene of the blaze that was reported at 8:40 a.m. and has since been contained, officials said.
Greg Simmons, Tyler Pipe assistant general manager, said a small fire broke out in the “bag house” that files air into the factory.
No injuries or fatalities were reported and there was minor damage to the facility.
Simmons said fire companies were summoned to aid in the incident because the company is a manufacturing plant.
Tyler Morning Telegraph journalists at the scene said there was no visible smoke coming from the buildings and no evidence of mandatory evacuations.
Security remains tight around the premises at this time.
Tyler Fire officials said they are available if additional resources are needed.
Fire Marshal Paul Findley said around 9:50 a.m. no request for mutual aid had been relayed to Tyler.
The company recycles more than 120,000 tons of scrap iron each year, transforming it into pipe and fittings for a variety of commercial and residential purposes.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Updated Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:18 a.m. CDT