Cedar Falls Salvage Yard Fire Burns Eight Junk Cars

Eight junk vehicles caught fire at the Aikey Salvage Yard on Independence Avenue  in Cedar Falls late yesterday(Tues) afternoon.  Two of the vehicles were inside a large car crusher.

No one was hurt, but Cedar Falls firefighters and Public Safety Officers, and a firefighting crew from Janesville spent several hours getting the blaze under control and putting out “hot spots.”

Cedar Falls Fire Chief John Bostwick says the fire appears to have been caused by hot metal being left too close to some combustible materials.