Blaze at east Fort Wayne auto salvage yard under control

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A large fire broke out at an auto salvage yard east of Fort Wayne Friday morning.

Firefighters were called around 10 a.m. to Stein Auto Salvage at 6405 Parrot Road on a report of a large fire.

A large plume of black smoke could be seen rising high above the property. One firefighter said flames were 80 feet high when they first arrived at the scene.

As many as 50 firefighters from four departments responded.

Around 11:30, New Haven Fire officials said the fire was considered under control. Crews were still working with excavators to clear vehicles away.

Officials said the fire was likely caused by an equipment malfunction, but an investigation is underway.

No injuries were reported.

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