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Queens Junkyard Fire Sends Huge Plumes of Black Smoke Soaring

The smoke could be seen in Manhattan and was coming up right next to the Jamaica stop for Long Island Rail Road

What to Know

  • Huge plumes of black smoke were seen billowing into the air Tuesday afternoon as a junkyard in Queens appeared to be on fire
  • The smoke could be seen in Manhattan and was coming up right next to the Jamaica stop for Long Island Rail Road
  • It was not immediately known what was causing the smoke or what was burning

Huge plumes of black smoke were seen billowing into the air Tuesday afternoon as a junkyard in Queens appeared to be on fire.

The smoke could be seen in Manhattan and was coming up right next to the Jamaica stop for Long Island Rail Road, seemingly just a couple hundred feet from the tracks.

More than 20 cars caught fire in the Jamaica junkyard, and it took more thaen 100 firefighters to help put out the flames. 

The fire was under control by 6 p.m. No injuries were reported, and no buildings are believed to have sustained major damage.

An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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