Fire sparks at metal, tire recycling plant

Tires and other debris burned but no structures were damaged

SAN ANTONIO – A fire sparked Thursday night at a metal and tire recycling plant in the 2300 block of Quintana Road.

The San Antonio Fire Department received the call at about 10:30 p.m. The fire was in a contained area that held scrap metal and tires. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to knock out the flames, but the piles continued to smolder for a while.

No structures were damaged. A public information officer with SAFD said the fire could have been caused by a spark from some machinery.

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