Crews put out flames at a New Carlisle scrap yard

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. – Firefighters an emergency crews worked for hours Saturday afternoon to contain a spreading fire at Scrap Metal Services located at 54450 Smilax Road.

15 units from six different departments responded to the scene around 2:47 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Neighbors say that this was the second fire within the past two weeks, but the sixth fire in the last two years.

The fire reportedly started in a scrap yard and spread to a nearby building.

Officials say there is a slight environmental concern because rubber and metal pieces were charred.

No injuries were reported.

Penn fire crews say some of the equipment at SMS is a total loss and the company will not reopen until that vital equipment is replaced. 

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