Junk Pile Catches Fire in Manchester Scrap Yard

Firefighters were called to a scrap metal yard in Manchester after a pile of used appliances caught fire Tuesday morning.

According to the fire department, a small flame ignited at the base of a 20-foot-tall scrap pile at Ostrinsky's Scrap Metal Yard at 731 Parker Street. Workers tried to put it out with fire extinguishers, but the fire grew, so they called 911.

Sixteen firefighters arrived around 10:50 a.m. to find a column of smoke rising from the property. No one was hurt. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called out to check the water runoff and determined the environmental impact was minmal, according to the fire department.

Crews are investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

The business remains open.

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