Junkyard Fire Produced Thick, Black Smoke Plume

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop

Crews were called to the scene of a fire in Beaufort County about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire was at an non-operational junkyard on Keysville Road off Highland Drive. Part of the property is in the city limits of Washington. The fire filled the air with black smoke.

Two fire departments were called to the scene, as well as air quality experts and law enforcement.

Foam was sprayed on the flames. No one was hurt.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 25, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    One thought here, doesn't rubber come from trees? So, if a tree catches fire in Africa someone should be fined?
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 24, 2009 at 08:36 PM
    The article doesn't state whether the fire was accidental or not. Thanks for the information. It still sounds like a lot of hooey to me though.
  • by concerned Location: eastern nc on Feb 24, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    VBush,air quality can pose LARGE fines on the persons who started the fire and allowed it to consume the tires(which it is illegal to burn) that in turn polluted the air.This insures that persons involved will NOT make this mistake again and endangering the lives of many!Needless to say that with the current weather conditions,it is NOT very smart to be burning anything outside.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 24, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Now we need 'air quality experts' to go to a fire? What exactly do they do?
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