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Scrapyard fire burns in Stouffville

Last Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm EDT

Commuters heading in from Newmarket, Aurora, and Barrie braced for a traffic slowdown on Highway 404 near Stouffville after a massive fire at a scrap metal yard.

The fire broke out at Don Mills Steel and Metal Ltd. in Gormley, between Stouffville Road and 19th Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, sending flames shooting into the air.

680 NEWS airborne traffic reporter Darryl Dahmer shot footage of the fire from the sky. See the video below.

 

Firefighters decided to let the blaze burn itself out.

A fire at a scrap metal yard on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, south of Stouffville Road, on Oct. 15, 2015. 680 NEWS/Darryl Dahmer
A fire at a scrap metal yard on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, south of Stouffville Road, on Oct. 15, 2015. 680 NEWS/Darryl Dahmer

 

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York regional police said that process should last until the afternoon, and as result, Woodbine would be closed for that long.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

A fire at a scrap metal yard on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, south of Stouffville Road, on Oct. 15, 2015. 680 NEWS/Darryl Dahmer
A fire at a scrap metal yard on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, south of Stouffville Road, on Oct. 15, 2015. 680 NEWS/Darryl Dahmer

 

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