Fire breaks out in York County scrap yard, gives off heavy smoke

YORK, S.C. — Firefighters were battling a scrap yard fire Monday morning near downtown York.

The fire broke out at Custom Recycling on Hunter Street near the downtown area.

The York fire chief told Channel 9 that the department planned to do a reverse 911 call to people near downtown to alert them about heavy smoke from the blaze.

Authorities said the fire was contained, but not out yet.

Officials with the York School District said students at Hunter Street Elementary were having an indoor recess out of an abundance caution.

Channel 9 is asking officials what started the fire.

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