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Massive fire at a San Diego auto wrecking lot destroys more than 200 cars

One home was also burned

SAN DIEGO (KYMA, KECY) - A fire that broke out at an auto wrecking yard in San Diego burned more than 200 cars and caused some residences to be evacuated.

One home was also damaged by the blaze.

San Diego Fire Department (SDFD) called it the "Cactus Fire."

The blaze is no longer burning, and no injuries were reported.

The SDFD also confirmed 20 people were evacuated, as crews protected nearby structures. There were a few spot fires that caught brush on fire, but those were put out.

An SDFD helicopter had to be used to make water drops onto the yard because the fire was so difficult to put out, according to fire officials.

About 130 personnel worked on the blaze.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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