VIDEO: Massive junkyard fire sends black plume of smoke into Philadelphia sky

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 09/28/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Crews worked all night to put out the hot spots of a massive junkyard fire in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. The three-alarm fire broke out around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sedgley and Erie avenues, sending a black plume of smoke into the sky. Multiple vehicles and tires were ablaze inside the junkyard, officials said. The fire was brought under control at 7:15 p.m. Fire officials said there were no injuries to report. The health department continuing to investigate the air quality. Over 100 firefighters worked for about two hours to contain the three-alarm blaze. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said there have been fires at the scrap yard before. "We don't really know what's in those facilities, so that does make them challenging," said Thiel.


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