6000 Scrap Cars Go Up In Smoke

The Springfield Tire Yard fire has nothing on this. A scrap yard in Mason City, IA caught fire earlier this morning. Flames shot over a hundred feet into the air and firefighters from four neighboring cities were called in to help. It unclear what was the cause of the fire, as the old cars have their batteries, gas tanks, and tires removed.

Mountain of cars burning at recycle facility [globegazette.com]

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