Units try to contain fire at junkyard in Savage

January 23, 2002

Howard County firefighters, joined by others from neighboring Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, were working late last night to contain a fire that erupted in a large auto junkyard that stores thousands of old tires and junk vehicles.

Capt. Gary Jones, a county fire spokesman, said the blaze at Crazy Ray's Auto Parts junkyard in the 8100 block of Washington Blvd. in Savage was reported at 8:50 p.m. and quickly went to the equivalent of two alarms. Jones said the several-acre site is isolated, which made it difficult to get water to the scene. At least 50 firefighters responded, and no injuries were reported, he said.

Junkyard employees were using bulldozers to move burning tires so firefighters could extinguish the flames, Jones said.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun misidentified the location of an auto junkyard where at least 50 firefighters battled a stubborn blaze for several hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday. The junkyard is in Jessup.
The Sun regrets the error.

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