Fire Tears Through Pomona Recycling Yard – MyNewsLA.com

Fire Tears Through Pomona Recycling Yard - MyNewsLA.com

Fire Crews Battle Blaze at Recycling Yard in Pomona

Roughly 80 firefighters fought and contained a fire that broke out Friday afternoon at a food recycling center in Pomona.

Inspector Sky Cornell with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the fire started at around 3:30 p.m. The department got a call about a fire that had broken out just outside the center, Cornell said.

“The fire started on the outside of the building and spread to the interior of the recycling center,” Cornell said. “Initially there was a threat to surrounding buildings, but we maintained the fire to the building of origin and everything was kept in control. The building looks fine from the outside right now.”

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter Kimberlee Ledesma controls the water that is being hosed to extinguish the fire at a recycling yard at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

A Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter on a ladder sprays water to put out the fire at recycling yard at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters battle a junkyard fire at 1980 S. Reservoir St. in Pomona on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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Police shut down Reservoir Street in both directions from Lexington Avenue to Philadelphia Street. Department officials said they expected that the Los Angeles County Fire Department should have the fire contained before 6 p.m.

“The fire is completely out,” Cornell said. “We just brought in a dozer to make sure it stays out. Right now there are a few areas that are smoldering and producing some smoke.”

Police officials said the fire may have been started by at least one person. Cornell said the fire department is investigating the cause of the fire.

Cornell noted that one firefighter was injured during the fire – he had a minor knee injury and was transported to a local hospital.

POMONA, Calif. (FOX 11) – Firefighters are battling a large blaze that broke out at a junkyard at Master Recycling Inc. at 1980 S. Reservoir Street in Pomona.

The fire broke out shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday. Aerial footage from SkyFox shows crews dousing the flames with water as the fire continues to threaten a nearby structure within the property.

No injuries have been reported. No evacuations have been issued at this time. Police are asking the public to avoid the area.

Although the cause of the fire continues to be investigated, authorities believe the fire may have been started by a transient.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.


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