Car Crusher Causes Fire, Black Plume Above El Cajon Recycling Center - NBC 7 San Diego

Car Crusher Causes Fire, Black Plume Above El Cajon Recycling Center

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    Fire at Recycling Center Produces Thick, Black Smoke

    A car crusher caught fire and spread through a scrap metal yard. NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu is at the scene in El Cajon with the story. (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    A fire burning in El Cajon produced a large column of thick black smoke in the skies of the East County on Wednesday.

    The fire was burning at 1:45 p.m. at a recycling facility located at 1425 N Magnolia Avenue.

    The San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) said the blaze sparked after a car bailer, a large piece of machinery that crushes cars, caught fire and spread to other scrap metal and debris in the yard to go up in flames.

    El Cajon police officers were providing traffic control near the fire scene.

    El Cajon Fire at Recycling Center

    [DGO] El Cajon Fire at Recycling Center
    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    After approximately 30 minutes, fire crews had the bulk of the fire under control and were working to extinguish hot spots.

    No injuries or structural damage was reported.

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