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Crews extinguish major fire at scrap yard in Palmetto

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-10 11:12:08-04

NORTH MANATEE COUNTY, Fla — Crews have extinguished a major fire at a scrap metal facility next to Port Manatee and U.S. 41.

A giant plume of smoke and fire could be seen from US 41 on Saturday.

Officials with Hillsborough Fire Rescue heard explosions and flames over 100 feet have shot into the air.

According to the Manatee County Government Public Safety Department, the North River Fire Department and several other agencies worked to put out the fire which burned for hours.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.