A Large Fire Burned for More Than Two Hours at a Sun Valley Recycling Yard

Waste360 Staff, Staff

April 19, 2016

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A Large Fire Burned for More Than Two Hours at a Sun Valley Recycling Yard

On Sunday, over 150 firefighters responded to a large fire at a Sun Valley, Calif., recycling yard. The fire engulfed multiple stacks of junked vehicles, but nearby structures weren’t damaged and no one was injured.

The firefighters arrived around 4 p.m. and fought against winds of 5 to 10 mph and limited water supply for over two hours to put the fire to rest. The firefighters were able to gain approval to use water from hydrants outside the property to assist in putting out the fire. Some of the firefighters even stayed overnight to watch the recycling yard for other flare-ups.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

KTLA 5 News has the details:

Firefighters on Sunday evening extinguished a "major emergency fire" that had raged for more than two hours at a recycling yard in Sun Valley, burning several stacks of junked vehicles but leaving nearby structures unscathed, according to officials.

More than 150 firefighters began responding shortly before 4 p.m. to the facility in the 9100 block of North Tujunga Avenue, where the fire was being fanned by 5-10 mph winds, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

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