South L.A. Skies Filled With Smoke From Massive Fire at Recycling Yard

The fire erupted at approximately 5:20 p.m.

South Los Angeles skies are filled with billows of black smoke as a result of a large fire at a recycling yard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott told The Hollywood Reporter.

The LAFD responded to a 5:20 p.m. call in the 1900 block of Slauson Avenue reporting a fire at a large recycling yard.

The fire department has strategically placed six engines and trucks around the yard in order to get the blaze under control. Additional dangers were on scene as live power lines had fallen near chain-linked fences; assistance from DWP has been requested.

There does not appear to be any structures that are threatened by the flames and no injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under active investigation.

Multiple fire trucks sprayed streams of water on the fire.