Over 160 firefighters faced a “major emergency” blaze at the recycling yard in a Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to KTLA.
A huge plume of smoke went up from a recycling center that caught fire in an industrial neighborhood between Carson and Torrance on Saturday.
Flames were reported at 10:17 a.m. to 20333 S. Normandie Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Arriving firefighters called for additional resources, including dozens of additional trucks. A tractor unit was requested to plow through the debris there.
The fire was apparently to the rear of a building that housed the Farmer Bros. coffee company.
City News Service contributed to this article.