Massive fire at salvage yard. Photos attached.



1:57 pm Summit fire department and CCSO are responding to a fire at the u-pick-it salvage yard located at 7320 Leupp Rd. At least five cars are on fire as well as a debris pile. UPDATES WILL APPEAR HERE IN REAL TIME. THIS PAGE WILL AUTO-REFRESH. SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES.

UPDATE 2:06: Batallion Chief has asked to upgrade this assignment. Several more engine companies have been added to the call. Black smoke can now be seen as far away as I-40. Summit engine 31 is on the scene with a large working fire. Multiple vehicles are on fire.

UPDATE 2:20: Water is being applied to the fire. additional water trucks are being called to assist. No structures are threatened at this time, and no evacuations have been ordered.

UPDATE 2:28: Several explosions are happening according to firefighters.

UPDATE 2:51: Incident command has been established. More units are being added. Fire is still very active.

UPDATE 2:58: Firefighters are switching to a DEFENSIVE strategy.

Photo credit: FS Reporter AH
Photo credit: Flagstascnner reporter AH
Photo credit: Flagstascnner reporter AH
Photo credit: Flagstascnner reporter AH