Firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire at an auto yard in Whitby.

Crews were called to the fire, located on Taunton Road East, shortly before 5 p.m.

Aerial images captured by the CP24 helicopter showed think black smoke blanketing the sky in the area. A representative with Whitby Fire and Emergency Services said that the smoke posed no concern to residents.

Preliminary information suggested that the fire might have been sparked by a worker using a cutting torch or other similar tool, police said. 

No injuries have been reported.

Preliminary information did not indicate that Taunton Road was currently closed as a result.