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Fire breaks out at Cleveland junkyard: Smoke seen for miles

Additional resources were brought in to assist with fighting the flames.

CLEVELAND — Smoke could be seen filling the sky around downtown Cleveland for several miles Wednesday morning as firefighters battled flames at a junkyard along East 55th Street and Sweeney Avenue just south of Opportunity Corridor.

"Companies making progress," the Cleveland Fire Department tweeted along with video from the scene at 10:03 a.m. You can watch that video in the tweet below.

Fire officials tell 3News the situation started when a forklift carrying gasoline cans dropped one and ignited.

Cleveland fire officials say the nature of the incident, which they describe as a two-alarm situation, brought additional resources to the scene.

We're told nobody as hurt.

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3News' Marisa Saenz captured this photo of the smoke in the sky:

Credit: Marisa Saenz, 3News
Smoke seen in Cleveland amid junkyard fire.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on July 5, 2022.

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