Fire engulfs nearly 3 dozen vehicles at auto recycling yard in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire erupted Saturday afternoon at an auto recycling yard in Wilmington, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air above Los Angeles Harbor area on Saturday.

Nearly three-dozen junked vehicles became engulfed in flames shortly after 1 p.m., prompting a response from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

No one was injured, nor were any structures damaged, the LAFD said in a statement. Thirty-six firefighters knocked down the flames within 46 minutes.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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