PALMETTO, Fla. (WFLA) — A scrapyard in Palmetto caught fire Saturday, sending smoke into the air that could be seen all the way from the City of Tampa.

Fire officials said the blaze erupted at Port Manatee Scrap Metal. Popping sounds could be heard as a News Channel 8 crew drove nearby.

The North River Fire Department said hazmat crews were called to douse foam on the fire to put it out. Hours later, crews said “substantial progress” had been made on extinguishing the flames.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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