Propane tank explosion causes fire at recycling center

EL CAJON, Calif. – A propane tank explosion caused a fire at a recycling center in El Cajon early Wednesday that sent billowing black smoke into the air.

The flames broke out at All Ways Recycling around 7:15 a.m. on Magnolia Avenue.

A backhoe operator reportedly dropped a full, five-gallon propane tank that then exploded and burst into flames.

The road was closed between Bradley Avenue and Greenfield Drive while Heartland Fire battled the flames. Trafic was slow in the area.

No injuries were reported.