A large fire engulfed the Holmes Road Recycling Building on Houston’s south side

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — The Houston Fire Department is fighting a major fire at a recycling center south of the city.

HFD said in a tweet just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday that it had received reports of several burning cars there. An ABC13 photographer at the scene reported the burning building was returned to the Holmes Road Recycling Company at 2820 Holmes.

The fire department said no injuries were reported.

Both hazmat and arson were en route to the crime scene.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area due to heavy emergency vehicle traffic.

The cause of the fire was initially unknown.

According to the company’s website, Holmes Road Recycling is currently family owned and operated. It’s also Houston’s largest independent scrap company, the website says.

It’s been a busy week for HFD.

On Wednesday, a warehouse fire at 4847 Blaffer in northeast Houston took one of the department heads to the hospital.

Hundreds of bales of pressed cardboard and tags burned in that fire.

The day before, another family business went up in flames.

In north Houston, Martin’s Hardware and Lumber, a lumber and roofing supplier, burned for several hours. Employees said the family business has been in the north Houston neighborhood for about 80 years. A total of around 20 employees were affected by the fire.

Staff said they became aware of the fire when they began receiving calls from people in the neighborhood.

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