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"Car crusher" catches fire at Southwick junkyard

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Multiple firefighters were called to the scene of a "car crusher" that caught fire at a junkyard business on Sam West Road in Southwick Saturday.

Our crew who went to the scene reports that both the Westfield Fire Department, as well as the Suffield, CT Fire Department, were called in to assist Southwick with the situation.

The Southwick Fire Department confirmed with us that it was a "car crusher" that caught fire. This was Saturday mid to late morning.  We heard a few loud bangs while we were there around 9:45 a.m.  

No injuries that the Southwick Fire Department is aware of we're told. 

The location on Sam West Road this "car crusher" fire was at is a "junkyard" the Southwick Police dispatcher reports.  We did see a bunch of crushed cars on the property as well.

Black plumes of smoke could be seen rising up from the junkyard.  

Further details weren't immediately available.  No word yet what caused the fire. 

As of about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, crews were still on-scene "cleaning up" police tell us. 

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and as more details come into our newsroom we'll update this story. 

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