Fire Crews Battle Scrap Yard Fire in West Charlotte

UPDATE: Firefighters now have the fire under control.

They believe gasoline left in the fuel lines of scrapped cars sparked the fire.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fire crews are working to put out a large pile of scrap metal that is burning at a west Charlotte business.

Police say Donald Ross Road between Wilkinson Boulevard and West Boulevard is closed in both directions. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Medic is on the scene. At this time there are no reported injuries.

The fire appears to be at Southern Metals Co.

We are working to gather more information and will update this story as more information becomes available.