Fire breaks out at San Leandro's Alco Metals

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SAN LEANDRO (BCN) A two-alarm fire that broke out at a metal salvage yard in San Leandro this afternoon, near the Oakland International Airport, has been brought under control, fire officials said.

A shelter-in-place for San Leandro and the surrounding area was lifted after 10 p.m., according to Alameda County Fire Department. 

The fire was reported at 4:29 p.m. at Alco Iron and Metal Company, located near Doolittle Drive and Davis Street, according to Alameda County Fire Department Battalion Chief Stephanie Radecke.

The blaze caused heavy smoke the area. A large plume of thick, black smoke could be seen from Skyfox just after 5 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Fire officials had asked residents west of Interstate Highway 880 between Davis Street and Fairway Drive to remain indoors and to close all windows. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Fire officials are using a drone to check for hotspots.

Oakland International Airport reports that flights are not affected.

People complained of the smell from as far away as San Lorenzo on social media. Officials advise the public to avoid the area. 

This video shows San Leandro fire before Skyfox headed to San Jose for another fire