Thick smoke seen rising from junkyard fire in east Houston

HOUSTON – A thick plume of smoke could be seen Tuesday rising from the site of a large fire in east Houston.

The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. at a junkyard near the intersection of Harrisburg and Navigation boulevards.

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Video from Sky 2 showed firefighters using ladder trucks and a fireboat to control the blaze. A large piece of equipment was also being used to move pieces of debris.

Houston firefighters did not immediately release any other information.

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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.