Nine fire departments respond to fire at Jacksonville auto salvage yard

Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Nine fire departments battled a fire at a Jacksonville auto salvage yard.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Foss Auto Salvage and Recycling, located on 199 Drummer Kellum Road in Jacksonville.

Fire officials say one firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

A challenge battling the salvage yard fire was bringing in water to get the flames under control.

“We do have hydroconnections but we’re also having to do tanker shuttles, bringing water in and out to keep our operations going,” said Norman Bryson, Onslow Count Emergency Services Director.

A machine was used to remove the structure’s roof and recycled cars to help contain the fire. A portion of the building is a complete loss.

Residents near the fire scene have been told to stay inside their homes to avoid the smoke, as a precaution.

Drummer Kellum Road is closed to main traffic in both directions.

The fire was contained shortly after 6:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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