***UPDATE 4 P.M.***The Columbia Fire Department and Boone County Fire Protection District say it took firefighters under an hour to control the blaze at Super Recycled Auto Parts on Rogers Road in northeast Columbia.Fire crews found a machine shed or shop fully involved at the facility. Since the fire was several hundred feet away from the road, firefighters set up a tanker shuttle operation to bring in water. A total of five tankers were used to battle the fire and used an estimated 22,000 gallons of water.Boone County Fire investigators will handle the investigation into the cause of the fire.***UPDATE 3 P.M.***Firefighters have the fire under control and are currently beginning to clear the scene.Fire crews say they brought in five water tankers and used more than 14,000 gallons of water to fight the fire.***UPDATE 1:35 P.M.***Firefighters have just been able to get a steady stream of water on the fire. Fire officials say they expect the fire to burn for awhile due to tires and plastic at the facility.No injuries have been reported.***ORIGINAL STORY***Firefighters are on the scene of a large fire in northeast Columbia.Fire crews were called to 4901 Rogers Road at 12:31 p.m. Two businesses, Super Recycled Auto Parts and K & M Auto Salvage, map to that location. Witnesses are reporting a large plume of black smoke that is visible as far away as Ashland.More than a dozen fire crews are currently at the scene.An ABC 17 News crew at the scene says they are hearing popping noises from the fire location.Stay with ABC 17 News and abc17news.com for updates on this developing story.
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