Investigators work to determine cause of blaze at DeKalb County recycling plant

Firefighters spent Tuesday afternoon battling a massive blaze at a Lithonia-area recycling facility.

It happed at the Encore Recycling center located in the 6700 block of Chapman Road.

Before arriving, firefighters said they spotted a large column of smoke. They found a large pile of cars on fire after arriving at the plant. 

The thick black smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles. Firefighters worked to battle the fire from overhead, dumping water over the cars and scrap metals at the facility’s yard.

Other fire departments contributed resources and helped shuttle water from an off-site hydrant. 

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is the second fire to happen at a scrapyard in metro Atlanta. Last Wednesday evening, firefighters were called out to a metal recycling plant in the 1300 block of Forest Parkway just outside the Forest Park city limits.

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