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By Randy Economy
June 5, 2010
WILMINGTON -- A huge fire has broken out over in an auto scrap yard here in a notorious "toxic polluted" area of the Port of Los Angeles.
So far, more than 100 firefighters are working to contain a huge fire at an auto scrap yard in Wilmington Saturday.
The fire in the 1900 block of North Blinn Avenue, near Pacific Coast Highway, was reported at 11:34 a.m.
Sixteen fire companies and four rescue teams -- 103 firefighters in all -- were at the scene of the blaze. The fire is sending up a huge plume of smoke near the Port of Los Angeles.
Fire crews are having trouble with limited access to water in the area, a commander at the scene said. The smoke can be seen all over the South Bay and Long Beach and much of South Los Angeles.
Due to the toxic materials that are being emitted into the air, please use caution and stay indoors if you live in that area.