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Firefighters douse large fire in Hartford

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Firefighters battled this scrap yard fire Monday morning. (Sean Gorman photo) Firefighters battled this scrap yard fire Monday morning. (Sean Gorman photo)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Firefighters responded to and doused a large fire in Hartford Monday morning.

Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen from the WFSB Hartford I-Cam.

City officials said the fire is located at the City Recycling scrapyard near Weston and Fishfry Streets. The business allows people to pick up auto parts from the yard.

The fire was just up the street from a post office and auto dealerships.

They called it a "garbage" fire that looked more serious than it was.

They also said the owner and the staff were on the scene helping firefighters.

Firefighters said scrapyard crews were moving debris when something in a large pile sparked the fire. The black smoke indicated that it was likely plastic or rubber that burned.

"There's about 30 foot pile of debris over there and workers were moving the debris and [it] somehow caught fire and crews put it down in about a half hour," said Capt. Ted Kolosky, Hartford Fire Department.

The pile contained a lot of plastics, metal and rubber, along with old washing machines and clothes dryers.

There didn't appear to be any injuries. 

The exact cause remains under investigation.

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