- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a fire at a California auto-wrecking yard (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Authorities say a fire at an auto-wrecking yard destroyed at least 150 cars before it was controlled about two hours later.

No structures were burned and no injuries were reported.

The East Bay Times reports (https://bit.ly/2hPuFkY ) a shelter-in-place order for people living in the area and schools has been lifted.

The fire broke out at Deal Auto Wrecking LLC about 7:40 a.m.

Richmond Fire Captain Rico Rincon says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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10:30 a.m.

Authorities say a fire that destroyed at least 40 cars at an auto-wrecking yard in Richmond has been contained.

The fire broke out at Deal Auto Wrecking LLC about 7:40 a.m.

Richmond Fire Deputy Chief Emon Usher says no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters issued a shelter-in-place order for people living in the area and schools.

Richmond firefighters were being assisted by Chevron firefighters and used water and foam to bring the fire under control in roughly two hours.

It was still smoldering at midmorning.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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10:15 a.m.

About 40 cars have been destroyed in a massive fire at an auto-wrecking yard in Richmond early Friday, officials said.

Dark plumes of smoke could be seen wafting across the East Bay and in San Francisco as firefighters worked to control the blaze.

The fire broke out at Deal Auto Wrecking LLC about 7:40 a.m., firefighters said.

Richmond Fire Deputy Chief Emon Usher said no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters issued a shelter-in-place order for people living in the area and schools.

Authorities say high winds made it difficult to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

On its Facebook page, the company says that since 1957 it has been known for “classic cars and its old-school ways.”

It’s a family run business that specializes in classic car parts from the 1930s to the late 1970s.

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Information from: KRON-TV.

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