A fire inside a scrap yard at 12242 Branford St. in Sun Valley shut down Branford Street between Glenoaks Boulevard and San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. A large plume of smoke was visible in the eastern San Fernando Valley.
A total of 72 firefighters arrived in waves at the scene to battle the fire that was originally reported at 12:56 p.m.
Firefighters confined the flames to scrap vehicles, debris and tires within the junk yard in just over an hour, Humphrey said.
No injuries were reported, and no evacuations were ordered, Humphrey said.
Once the blaze was under control, rescuers shifted their focus to at least one of 10 55-gallon barrels leaking an unspecified liquid, Humphrey said.
UPDATE: An LAFD alert states the liquid was determined to be used motor oil.
Branford Street will remain closed in the immediate area until further notice.