Fire at scrapyard sends up massive cloud of smoke

December 27, 2009 4:37:41 PM PST
A pile of burning cars sent a cloud of black smoke hovering over the Houston Ship Channel Sunday. The flames broke out Sunday morning at a scrap metal yard on Harrisburg near Navigation. Firefighters say the recycling yard had hundreds of compacted cars, some with tires still on the them. Crews got water from hydrants on the ground and fireboats in the channel.

The fire posed no threat to the community, as the wind was blowing the smoke over the water.