Fire at Detroit salvage yard torches multiple vehicles


Detroit firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire that broke out in an auto junkyard on the west side of the city on Thursday afternoon.

At around 3:40 p.m., firefighters were called to the construction site in the 14,000 block of Meyers, said Dave Fornell, the deputy fire chief.

More than 50 remained an hour later, pouring water on the fire that is believed to have damaged several vehicles on the property.

Rigs and fire trucks blocked the intersection outside the facility, which is in an area that is mostly home to industrial companies.

It is unclear where the fire started, Fornell said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries to workers or others at the site, and the fire did not appear to have spread elsewhere, he added.


Dusty Kennedy