One hospitalized after large fire breaks out at Billerica junkyard

BILLERICA, Mass — Fire crews responded to a Billerica junkyard Friday for a raging fire that sent plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky and hospitalized at least one person.

The fire began at Jack’s Used Cars and Parts on Town Farm Lane around 2:45 p,m., town officials confirmed to Boston 25 News.

Responding fire crews found heavy fire engulfing a 50-by-100-foot metal structure and several parked cars nearby.

A man suffered severe burns and was rushed to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, according to the Billerica Fire Department.

Hoseline had to be stretched for 1,800 feet to combat the flames.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the fire accidentally began by a torch that was being used on a vehicle.

Town Administrator John Curran told Boston 25 News that crews were not worried about the blaze spreading to other buildings because it’s “quite isolated out there.”

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