Our Sponsors

Sparks
80°
Sunny
05:3120:29 PDT
Feels like: 80°F
Wind: 13mph N
Humidity: 20%
Pressure: 29.73"Hg
UV index: 9
12h13h14h15h16h
80°F
81°F
81°F
82°F
82°F
ThuFriSatSunMon
83/49°F
73/47°F
79/50°F
88/53°F
86/55°F

Big smoke-maker of a junk yard fire in East Sparks…Franklin south of Gregg

Sims Metal Management off Franklin and E. Gregg, Sparks (Google Maps)

Sparks Firefighters knock down the flames that produced smoke visible all aroud the north Truckee Meadows

Fire broke out within this mountain of wreckage.

Crane operators gave firefighters better access to what was burning.

Although the fire was put out quickly, a fire watch will likely be required to make sure it doesn’t re-erupt. Sparks fire officials say no specific cause was determined but added that these kinds salvage yard fires can spontaneously combust from merging or mixing chemicals along with hot temperatures which we had today.

Our Sponsors