Heavy smoke billows from fire at scrap metal recycling center in downtown Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- If you're in downtown Durham, you might have noticed some heavy smoke filling the sky this morning.

That's because of a fire at a scrap metal recycling center.

The fire broke out around 10:45 a.m. at Fortress Metals Durham Inc. on South Holman Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found a fire that involved several vehicles and a pile of debris that included motors, plastic and cardboard.


No structures were involved and there were no injuries.

The cause is under investigation.

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