Gasoline Vapors Trigger Scrapyard Fire

An old fuel pump on a crushed car triggered yesterday's fire that sent a pillar of smoke over the west side of Rochester.

The Rochester Fire Department says gasoline vapors ignited in the scrapyard at 80 Steel Street off Lyell Avenue, causing the two alarm blaze. Several fire crews, a foam truck from the Airport and backhoes to break up the pile of crushed vehicles were needed to get the fire out. 

The fire was spectacular and a Level One Hazmat was declared as a precaution, but nobody was hurt.


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