HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue fought a working fire Monday evening at a junkyard at 5404 24th Avenue South in Palm River.
“Our emergency dispatch center received several calls at around 6:43 PM Monday from individuals reporting flames and smoke at this address,” said HCFR.
After reporting a large column of smoke visible during their response, HCFR’s Engine 15 was first on the scene, stating that several cars were engulfed in flames.
Engine 15 began flowing water from their master stream device mounted to their engine, delivering hundreds of gallons of water per minute to start controlling the fire.
Additional units that arrived on the scene provided water to Engine 15 from a nearby hydrant and set up secondary water streams to attack the blaze. HCFR’s Foam 9 came, providing copious amounts of firefighting foam.
This foam is used to deeply penetrate deep-seated fires like this while acting as a vapor suppressant should toxic or explosive fumes be involved.
There were no injuries reported in this fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.