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.
Flames still visible from this large fire at Triple M Metal in Brampton. Smoke continues to billow up around the 407 and Goreway. Smoke is not toxic, says police. No injuries reported. @680NEWS @680NEWStraffic @CityNews pic.twitter.com/QRohTn7r2P
— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) April 11, 2019
On scene with @BramptonFireES @BPFFA1068 crews battling a large fire in a scrap yard. Ministry of Environment is attending and will assist Hazmat crews with air monitoring. Drone operations supporting firefighting efforts. pic.twitter.com/OHBraFE4uU
— Bill Boyes (@BoyesWilliam) April 12, 2019
Fire crews continue to try and put out the flames.
No injuries have been reported.