'Huge' Fire Startles Drive-In Cinema Customers Mid-Screening in San Jose

A tall column of smoke from a large fire at an auto-wreckers yard loomed over a drive-in cinema during a late-night screening in San Jose, California, on May 19.

In a video posted to Twitter by one theatre attendee, a voice can be heard saying in the background, “Meanwhile there is a huge fire like on the next property. Huge! Some people are leaving, we are kind of waiting to see what happens.”

Firefighters attended the blaze which burned down power lines and engulfed multiple autos and porta potties.

San Jose Fire Department announced the fire was under control at around 11pm local time. The fire department reported no injuries from the blaze. Credit: meeahgin via Storyful