Massive pile of tires goes up in flames in Isle of Wight County

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Crews responded to a massive tire fire at a junkyard in Isle of Wight County on Wednesday.

Fire crews were called to Carrollton Metals on Brewers Neck Boulevard at 4:07 p.m. About 40 firefighters from Carollton, Smithfield and Chesapeake responded.

Smithfield Fire Deputy Chief Jerry Hackney says hundreds, if not thousands, of tires were in the 30-foot tall pile that went up in flames.

Brewers Neck Boulevard was closed for hours but reopened just before 10 p.m.

Gallery: Isle of Wight tire fire

The fire did not spread to any buildings and no injuries were reported, according to dispatchers.

WAVY viewers from as far as Poquoson, Newport News and Hampton reported seeing a massive plume of smoke in the sky.

It’s not yet clear what started the fire, but Hackey says Carollton Metals workers were on site when it started.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.