Firefighters Protect Businesses From Recycling Yard Fire

The fire burned for more than an hour next to a motorcoach parking lot

By Jonathan Lloyd and Oleevia Woo
|  Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014  |  Updated 10:27 AM PDT
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Firefighters attack a fire at a recycling yard in Pomona on Wednesday July 9, 2014.

Firefighters attack a fire at a recycling yard in Pomona on Wednesday July 9, 2014.

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Firefighters protected nearby businesses from a fire that burned for more than an hour Wednesday morning and sent thick smoke over a Pomona recycling yard.

The fire did not threaten buildings at Pomona Scrap Metal Co., but it burned near vehicles parked at an adjacent business in the 1400 block of East First Street (map). Smoke from the fire drifted over Silverado Stages motorcoaches, but flames did not reach the vehicles.

The fire, reported at about 6:30 a.m., appeared to be confined to a shipping container and did not spread to a large pile of rubbish and wooden pallets inside the yard.

No injuries were reported. The fire was knocked down just after 8 a.m.

A hazardous materials team responded to the site to assess runoff.

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