Photos: Dallas Firefighters Battle Smoky Recycling Yard Fire

July 6, 2024
Firefighters worked for hours to contain a fire that broke out in a West Dallas recycling yard Saturday morning.

Tall, dark plumes of smoke filled the sky in West Dallas on Saturday morning as crews battle a fire at a recycling facility.

Dallas Fire-Rescue units were sent just before 9:15 a.m. after a 911 was received for a structure fire in the 1700 block of North Westmoreland Road, near Interstate 30, a spokesman said. More than 20 units appeared to be responding to the fire, according to an online call list.

No injuries were reported in connection with the fire and there is no information immediately available on the cause, said Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans in an emailed statement.

When firefighters got to the location, they saw a “large plume of black smoke” coming from a pile of scrap metal outside of the structure, Evans said. Firefighters contained the fire to the pile it was in, despite the fire being surrounded by other structures.

Evans said about 11 a.m. that personnel at the scene believed the fire had been “knocked down significantly” but were still working to get it completely extinguished.

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