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Fire at Sun Valley junkyard sends plume of black smoke into L.A. sky

Sun Valley junkyard fire (OnScene.TV)

Flames tore through a junkyard in Sun Valley on Sunday, sending a plume of thick black smoke that was visible from nearby cities.

The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. in the 9100 block of North Tujunga Avenue, and the blaze was fanned by winds measuring between 5 and 10 mph, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

More than 150 firefighters battled the fire, which engulfed at least 15 vehicles in the recycling yard, Scott said. The blaze was knocked down in 2 hours and 16 minutes.

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Smoke visible from Burbank

Smoke from a junkyard fire in Sunland is visible from the parking lot of shopping center at Victory Place and Empire Avenue near the 5 Freeway.

(John Adams / Los Angeles Times)

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Firefighters planned to remain vigilant through the night for possible flare-ups, the Fire Department said.

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Smoke from junkyard fire visible for miles

Smoke from a junkyard fire in Sunland was visible from a shopping center in Burbank about 5 miles away.

(Los Angeles Times)

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