Late Monday afternoon, a fire at Montgomery Scrap Corporation on Southlawn Lane forced the closure of the road from Avery Drive to Gude Drive. A large plume of smoke was visible in the area.
Peter Piringer, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Public Information Officer, stated on Twitter that the fire was in a large scrap pile with about a dozen vehicles and other materials. About 45 firefighters used foam and heavy equipment to extinguish the flames.
The fire was declared out after approximately two hours of effort.
On their website, the company services commercial, industrial, contractor, and household clients collecting all metals except mercury.