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Recycling center fire sends black smoke over Indianapolis

June 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, June 15 (UPI) -- A major fire at a recycling center warehouse fueled by car tires and wood ballets sent clouds of black smoke floating over Indianapolis Saturday.

Fire officials said the blaze, which broke out about 1 p.m. near downtown Indianapolis and forced the evacuation of nearby homes, may not be extinguished until Monday, The Indianapolis Star reported.

"This is a very dangerous situation," city police spokesman Christopher Wilburn said. "Dangerous to breath the smoke and dangerous because we don't know what the fire is going to do."

One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

A third of the 400-square-foot Nationwide Recycling warehouse's roof had collapsed by late afternoon. The newspaper said several explosions were heard, possibly from trucks and propane tanks stored inside.

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