Fire rips into Texas salvage yard, burning many cars

Cars burn and smoke billows as brush fire spreads into Texas salvage yard

A fire tore into a salvage yard in Texas on Thursday, burning what looked like dozens of cars.

The blaze began as a brush fire and spread to the business, according to the Arlington Fire Department, which was handling the situation in Kennedale, about 30 miles west of Dallas.

A spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times that the department received a call about the fire at 5:10 p.m. local time and that no injuries had been reported.

A man who answered the phone at All Star Imports and American Auto Parts confirmed that the business’s auto lot was in flames. The man, who identified himself only as Tony, said he did not know how many cars were in the lot or have any other information.

Aerial video at NBCDFW.com showed dark smoke billowing from the fire, which was engulfing many of the numerous vehicles parked in clusters on grass and other vegetation.

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