Large fire breaks out at scrap metal yard in west Charlotte

- Firefighters say they were able to quickly put out flames of a large fire that broke out at a scrap metal yard Thursday afternoon in west Charlotte.

Charlotte Fire Department sent a tweet just after 12 p.m. of a large scrap metal fire at Southern Metals Company along Donald Ross Road. 

Minutes later Charlotte Fire sent another tweet that showed smoke rising several feet in the air with crews on scene.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within about 14 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

Charlotte fire tweeted that a spark close to the ignition source as workers were moving cars caused the fire.

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