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Stratford Fire Crews Help Battle Smoky Junkyard Fire In Milford

The smoky fire late Tuesday afternoon at a junkyard can be seen for miles in the Milford area.
The smoky fire late Tuesday afternoon at a junkyard can be seen for miles in the Milford area. Photo Credit: Courtesy of ‎Gail Hensley Smith/Facebook
Stratford firefighters are helping to battle a blaze at a junkyard in Milford.
Stratford firefighters are helping to battle a blaze at a junkyard in Milford. Photo Credit: Stratford Fire via Twitter

MILFORD, Conn. — Thick, black smoke can be seen for miles from a fire burning at a junkyard in Milford late Tuesday afternoon, according to fire crews.

The fire is at the Milford Auto Recycling Co., at 70 S. Washington St. near Bridgeport Avenue, Milford police said via Twitter.

Police also urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternative routes if possible.

"Traffic on the Post Road near Bridgeport Avenue is extremely heavy," police said. The fire began at about 3:30 p.m. and was still burning a couple of hours later.

Stratford Engine 1 and Engine 2 are assisting Milford with the large fire, Stratford fire officials said via Twitter.

No injuries have been reported in the smoky blaze, NBC Connecticut reported.

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