- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A fire that destroyed at least 150 cars at an auto-wrecking yard in Richmond on Friday has been controlled, officials said.

No structures were burned and no injuries were reported.

The East Bay Times reports (https://bit.ly/2hPuFkY) that Richmond Fire Captain Rico Rincon said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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

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

A shelter-in-place order for people living in the area and at nearby schools has been lifted.

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

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.


Information from: Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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