Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Public safety

Firefighters battle blaze at Hillsborough junk yard

TAMPA — A fire at a junk yard sent smoke billowing into the sky Thursday afternoon but caused no injuries, authorities said.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the fire about 3 p.m. at a scrap and auto parts yard operated by Vitelli Export USA at 5404 S 24th Ave.

An agency spokeswoman said the fire was in the northwest corner of the lot, and firefighters were able to extend a water supply to it through the scrap vehicles.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.

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