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Junkyard fire brought under control in west Toledo; EPA and environmental services notified

Smoke was visible for a distance due to the fire at a used auto parts yard on Laskey Road. TFRD contained the flames and Detroit Avenue has reopened.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A junkyard fire is contained and Detroit Avenue reopened after junk cars, scrap and tires burned Tuesday night.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the blaze at Rada & Sons Used Auto Parts on E. Laskey. The scrapyard had caught fire and several 911 calls had been placed. Crews forced entry and coordinated to bring the fire under control around 9:30 p.m., according to Toledo Fire & Rescue Department.

Thick black smoke from the blaze could be seen from a distance, including from I-75.

Fire crews remain on scene to ensure all hot spots have been extinguished.

The EPA and City of Toledo Environmental Services have been notified of the incident, according to TFRD. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no injuries have been reported.

This is the second fire that TFRD has responded to since mid-April at Rada & Sons Used Auto Parts.

Credit: John Juby/WTOL 11