Salvage yard fire stopped before reaching fuel tanks - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Salvage yard fire stopped before reaching fuel tanks

Workers at Barry's U Pull It Auto Parts were cutting catalytic converters out of cars Thursday afternoon when a spark hit a fuel reservoir and ignited a fire. (Photo source: WLOX) Workers at Barry's U Pull It Auto Parts were cutting catalytic converters out of cars Thursday afternoon when a spark hit a fuel reservoir and ignited a fire. (Photo source: WLOX)
Smoke billowing from Barry's U Pull It  (Photo source: Joshua Fountain) Smoke billowing from Barry's U Pull It (Photo source: Joshua Fountain)
First responders used a foam to help contain the fire before it spread to nearby fuel tanks. (Photo source: WLOX) First responders used a foam to help contain the fire before it spread to nearby fuel tanks. (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It was a chaotic few minutes for the crew at Barry's U Pull It Auto Parts Thursday afternoon. Employees were working in the salvage yard around 3:30 cutting catalytic converters out of cars. Suddenly a spark hit a fuel reservoir and ignited a fire.

Harrison County fire trucks rushed to the Firetower Road property. So did an Air Force rescue team. Its foam was used to help contain the fire before it spread to nearby fuel tanks.

Investigators tell WLOX News nobody was hurt.

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