By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A recycling plant caught fire in southwest suburban Ottawa Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke far above.

Flames broke out at the Cimco Recycling Plant in the 1500 block of West Norrie Drive around 11 a.m.

Crews used small cranes to help firefighters get to the source of the smoke.

Fire crews said they were still fighting the fire shortly before 5 p.m.