On Friday, a recycling center in Ontario, Calif., went up into flames, producing a massive amount of dark smoke that expanded hundreds of feet into the air. The 3-alarm fire caused hundreds of evacuations in local homes and businesses.
The fire burned for several hours due to the large amount of burnable materials onsite.
KTLA 5 News has more details:
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze that is burning bales of plastic bottles, cardboard and other recyclables -- and sending a giant plume of dark smoke into the air -- in the Ontario area Friday night.
Firefighters were called to a 3-alarm fire at a recycling center at Grove Avenue and Holt Boulevard about 4:23 p.m. The fire has since spread to a neighboring recycling center.
Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated, according to fire officials.