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Monday, April 18, 2016

LAFD Major Emergency Recycling Yard Fire Sent Large Column Of Black Smoke Into The Sky

Fire at Calif. Junkyard Sends Black Smoke into Sky

Flames tore through a junkyard in Sun Valley on Sunday, sending a plume of thick black smoke that was visible from nearby cities.



Smoke Seen For Miles At Massive Fire At Sun Valley Car Recycling Yard


MATT HAMILTON ON APR 18, 2016

April 18-- The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. in the 9100 block of North Tujunga Avenue, and the blaze was fanned by winds measuring between 5 and 10 mph, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

More than 150 firefighters battled the fire, which engulfed at least 15 vehicles in the recycling yard, Scott said. The blaze was knocked down in 2 hours and 16 minutes.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Firefighters planned to remain vigilant through the night for possible flare-ups, the Fire Department said.

SOURCE: MCCLATCHY
Copyright 2016 - Los Angeles Times

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