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.
Crews battle scrap yard fire on Chicago's Southeast Side