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Fire crews battle steel yard blaze in Brampton

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 at 5:49 am EDT

A fire continues to burn at a Brampton steel yard near Highway 427. 680 NEWS/Mark Douglas

There was a major distraction for drivers along Highway 427 and Highway 407 during rush hour as a fire burned at a steel yard.

Peel police say the fire started just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday along Goreway Drive, just north of the 407.

680 NEWS listeners described thick black smoke that can be seen for multiple kilometres.

Police said there was lots of smoke coming from the fire, but it was not toxic. They are monitoring the air quality and advising residents to keep their windows closed and to turn off ventilation systems.

Fire crews continue to try and put out the flames.

No injuries have been reported.