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Fire at LA junkyard sends huge black plume over city

A firefighter responds to a fire at an auto wrecking yard in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley as a huge plume of thick, black smoke rises over them on Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP)

A firefighter responds to a fire at an auto wrecking yard in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley as a huge plume of thick, black smoke rises over them on Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP)  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the San Fernando Valley sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke over Los Angeles that could be seen for miles around before the blaze was brought under control.

The fire at Self Service Auto Recycler in Sun Valley engulfed dozens of vehicles that were tightly stacked together.

The Fire Department called the situation a major emergency. But no injuries have been reported, and no buildings are threatened.

The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday and churned out dark smoke for about two hours before about 150 firefighters were able to knock it down.

The Fire Department said some firefighters will stay on the scene to make sure the blaze doesn't reignite.

The cause has not yet been released.