EL PASO, Texas -- A large fire burned for several hours Sunday at a recycling plant on the edge of east El Paso in the Montana Vista and Homestead Meadows South areas before firefighters from a half-dozen departments were finally able to bring it under control.
The blaze that broke out near Marvin Lane and Krag Street produced thick, heavy black and white smoke plumes that could not only be seen for miles - but was also visible on satellite imagery from outer space, according to the National Weather Service. (See animated image at the end of this article.)
Firefighters from six departments around El Paso County battled the blaze, including Montana Vista, Horizon City, Socorro, Clint, Fabens and West Valley. The El Paso Fire Dept. had also been on standby in case additional manpower was needed.
Fire officials said the blaze was under control as of 2 p.m. and fire crews were checking to ensure hot spots were put down.
There were no reports of of any injuries from the blaze. Firefighters couldn't immediately say what triggered the fire or provide a damage estimate.