HCFR: No injuries reported after Tampa scrap metal yard catches fire

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles in Tampa Saturday afternoon as a fire burned at Fedca Scrap Metals, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. 

t happened around 2:30 p.m. at the business located at N. 56TH St. and E. Hanna Ave.

Firefighters say when they arrived at the scene they found a 20-foot-high section of burning scrap parts causing smoke to billow into the air. 

It took about an hour to bring the fire under control using water and class B foam, which targets solvents, according to HCFR. At one point, piles of metals had to be moved in order to uncover any hot spots underneath and put those out as well. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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