A large fire in Port Arthur has forced the closure of Highway 365 in the 2900 block.

Both directions of the highway were shut down while firefighters from the Port Arthur Fire Department battled the large fire according to an alert from the Southeast Texas Alerting Network.

A two-story tall pile of appliances burned though the cause is not known yet according to firefighters on the scene.

Thick black smoke from the fire could be seen for several miles.

This is a developing story. We will update with more as soon as we receive confirmed information.