ONTARIO: Large Recycling Yard Fire

On Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, the City of Ontario Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial structure fire, just west of the Ontario Airport. The fire broke out at a recycling yard in the 800 block of E. State Street around 1:13pm. Fire officials believe the fire started on the west side of the recycling yard and quickly spread to the rest of the yard. Thick black smoke could be seen from the City of Corona as flames shot roughly 75 feet into the air. This same recycling yard caught fire in 2016 damaging residential property which is only separated from the yard by a set of railroad tracks. The cause of today’s fire has yet to be determined and no injuries were immediately reported.