Worker Missing after Fire Rips Through Bronx Junkyard

WPIX - September 05, 2019

BRONX, N.Y. - The search goes on for a missing worker after a big fire broke out Wednesday at a junk yard in the Eastchester section of the Bronx.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the flames.

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles as the fire burned at the New England Auto Parts Junkyard on Boston Road.

One employee was seriously injured.

"To see somebody coming out on fire, smoking singed, and putting him out. Trying to cut his t-shirt off this way it doesn't stick to his wounds, and everybody involved just watching the faces. The explosion, the massive fire that happened," said one witness.

The sanitation department is helping with the search for the missing worker, moving stacked cars and other large pieces of trash.