Brooklyn junkyard fire blackens sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie

July 20, 2016 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Smoke from a junkyard fire in Canarsie sent plumes of smoke into the sky over Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mary Frost
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The sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie filled with thick black smoke at roughly 5 p.m. Wednesday as a fire broke out in a junkyard at Preston Court to Ralph Ave., 1511 Preston Court, not far from King’s Highway.

Approximately 12 units with 60 firefighters fought the blaze, according to FDNY. 

“We expect it to be a prolonged operation,” an FDNY spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle as the smoke appeared to be dying down at 5:50 p.m. 

There were no injuries, the spokesperson said.

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The city is warning nearby residents to close their windows.

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