CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - 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.
Large Scrap Metal Fire; 2200 Donald Ross Rd; outside; Station 2 area; @ 12pm; JGilmore— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) August 18, 2016
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.
Update Outside Fire; 2200 Donald Ross Rd; 23FF controlled incident in 14 mins; no injuries reported; @ 12:12pm pic.twitter.com/iamKxYnzHk— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) August 18, 2016
No injuries were reported.
Charlotte fire tweeted that a spark close to the ignition source as workers were moving cars caused the fire.
Outside Fire; Donald Ross Rd; cause/determined spark to close to ignition source while moving cars caused fire pic.twitter.com/g49jTsNjbZ— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) August 18, 2016