HOUSTON – A worker suffered second-degree burns when a pile of scrap cars caught fire at a southwest Houston recycling facility.

According to the Houston Fire Department, firefighters responded at 10:30 p.m. Thursday to a building fire just off the Southwest Freeway on Ronda.

When HFD arrived at the scene, they found a large pile of old scrap cars on fire. They got some ladder trucks up and got the fire under control.

According to HFD, an employee working at the Recycling Plant was removing some fuel and it ignited catching the pile of cars on fire. That employee received second degree burns to his nose and arm.

The worker was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. No other injuries were reported.