Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a recycling yard in Pomona Friday afternoon.
The fire broke out at 1980 S. Reservoir St. around 3:30 p.m. The address appears to match a business called Master Recycling, Inc.
Heavy black smoke and flames were seen from assorted junk burning outside, and the fire’s proximity to a structure was a concern for firefighters.
The fire was up against one wall of the building, which did sustain damage.
But fire sprinklers helped limit the damage to the structure, fire officials said.
Officials declared the flames extinguished after about two hours, authorities said. More than 80 firefighters took part in the effort.
Heavy mop-up coming in on the “Reservoir Incident” in #Pomona . Over 80 FF’s worked for nearly 2 hours to extinguish a fire at a produce recycling business that extended from the back-lot into the building where sprinklers activated and helped to keep the fire in check. #LACoFD pic.twitter.com/lAHnoLdtve
— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) May 4, 2019
LA County Fire is currently battling a fire at a recycling center in Pomona https://t.co/1OOfh57MIZ
— Pomona Police Dept. (@PomonaPD) May 3, 2019