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Scrap yard fire produces large plume of smoke near Jersey Village

Authorities are investigating after a large plume of smoke rose over northwest Harris County.
Authorities are investigating after a large plume of smoke rose over northwest Harris County. (KPRC)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities are investigating after a large plume of black smoke was seen in northwest Harris County.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the initial call came around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday as an explosion and fire at a steel company at 12000 block of F.M. 529. 

Further investigation has led officials to believe the incident was a propane explosion that sparked a garbage fire. 

Video from Sky 2 showed crews working to extinguish the fire that was smoldering in a large pile of metal in a corner of the yard.

A sign showed the business is named Quality Metals.


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