Crews battle scrap yard fire on Chicago's Southeast Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department is responding to a hazardous materials fire at a scrap yard on the city's Southeast Side near the Calumet River.

Fire officials said black smoke from the burning plastics, metals, tires and petroleum in the 3000-block of E. 106th Street can be seen from high above in the Loop and along the Indiana lakeshore.

The fire department said it is bringing in additional engines and a fire boat to pump water because the area does not have a lot of fire hydrants.

No injuries have been reported.
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