MODESTO (CBS13) – Firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to a large fire at a wrecking yard in Modesto.
The fire started around 1:30 p.m., sending up thick, black smoke. When crews arrived at the business on Crows Landing Road, they found 20 vehicles on fire.READ MORE: Republic Win Over Earthquakes At US Open Cup Match Gives New Hope To MLS Dream
Traffic on Highway 99 was reduced to a crawl.READ MORE: Missing Auburn Man Found Dead Near Gold Country Fairgrounds
Authorities were worried flames would spread to nearby businesses or homes; however, that didn’t happen.
Four firefighters had to be treated for heat-related injuries.MORE NEWS: Turlock Man Accused Of Sending And Receiving Child Porn Online
People familiar with the area say homeless people have set fires in the area in the past. Firefighters haven’t said whether that was the cause of today’s blaze.