An afternoon explosion at a business in the Alyth/Bonnybrook industrial area sent towering plumes of dark smoke into the air.

Firefighters were called to Calgary Metal Recycling, in the 2800 block of Bonnybrook Road Southeast, shortly before 2:00 p.m. following reports of an explosion.

According to Carol Henke. public information officer with the Calgary Fire Department, a gas tank of a car exploded as the vehicle was sent through a compactor.

The fire was quickly extinguished by CFD members. Nearby buildings were not damaged by the explosion and fire and there have been no reported injuries.