Northeast Houston vehicle recycling facility catches fire

Northeast Houston vehicle recycling facility catches fire

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The fire broke out around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Wallisville Road near N. Wayside, according to the Houston Fire Department.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

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HOUSTON -- Firefighters said there was no harm to residents near a car recycling facility that caught fire overnight in northeast Houston.

There were concerns the toxic smoke coming from the blaze could be dangerous to the surrounding community, but a shelter-in-place was not issued.

The fire broke out around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Wallisville Road near N. Wayside, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Responding firefighters found a 30-foot pile of recycled car parts burning. Officials doused the smoldering pile and checked for any possible chemical release.

Investigators believe the mound self-combusted due to the previous day’s heat.

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