Three departments respond to tire fire in Garden City

A large tire fire at a Garden City scrapyard sent up a huge plume of smoke south of Columbus Friday afternoon. Three volunteer fire departments battled the blaze.

Chief Dave Thompson with Columbus Township Fire and Rescue says that a cutting torch being used to dismantle cars at Garden City Iron and Metal sparked the blaze in the tire pile. Firefighters from his department, along with others from Harrison and Wayne Townships used water and foam to extinguish the fire.

Thompson says that crews spent about an hour battling the fire. No one was injured and no damage estimate are available.