Just after 4 pm Thursday a very hot fire broke out in a pile of recycled cars just west of the Beltline, north of 11th and south of Roosevelt Ave. Very dense black smoke filled the sky quickly and for 45 minutes it looked much worse than it actually was. The Black Cloud could be seen for miles ! Luckily the smoke rose quickly and caused little problem on the Beltline. The most dangerous situation on the highway were all the onlookers slowing the traffic, including me !