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September 11, 2016

Black smoke from Camden fire visible at Eagles game

Officials say blaze broke out shortly after kickoff

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At Lincoln Financial Field, smoke seen rising from Camden scrapyard on September 11, 2016.

Firefighters in Camden have extinguished a blaze that broke out at scrapyard on Sunday afternoon, sending plumes of smoke into the sky as the Eagles opened their 2016 season against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field.

Some fans posted images of the smoke on Twitter and wondered what the source of the thick black smoke might be.

According to 6ABC, the fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. at Camden Fire and Metal on the 1400 block of South Front Street. It was brought under control by around 4:30 p.m. 

There were no injuries or damage reported beyond the scrapyard itself.