Thursday, April 26, 2018
Public safety

Brush fire sets ablaze cars in Riverview junkyard

RIVERVIEW — Firefighters were battling a brush fire that sparked in a junkyard Friday morning, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said.

The fire, measuring about half an acre, was reported about 6 a.m. at 6050 Jensen Road. The fire set ablaze several cars that are stacked in piles.

Firefighters began to extinguish the flames by 7:30 a.m. Fire Rescue spokeswoman Nacole Revette said the work may take longer because firefighters are dealing with metal.

"It takes copious amounts of water and because they are stacked on top of each other," she said, "it's like a pile of metal."

Firefighters also put out two other nearby brush fires overnight. Each covered less than an acre.

The Florida Forestry handled the brush fire Friday morning while firefighters extinguished the flames inside the junk yard.

No structures have been damaged and no injuries were reported Friday morning.

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