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Black smoke from large fire at Indy junkyard visible for miles

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 15:38:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The black smoke from a large fire at a junkyard on Indianapolis' west side was visible for miles Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from multiple districts responded to the Mid-Town Recycling in the 500 block of South Tibbs Avenue after 10 a.m.

The Indianapolis Fire Department says a worker at the junkyard told them that a blaze ignited while they were draining a fuel tank from a vehicle in the yard.

Several vehicles and a large pile of salvaged material caught fire, according to IFD.

Firefighters worked to put out a large fire in a junk yard on the west side of Indianapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

IFD said the Wayne Township Fire Department used its drone to provide a birdseye view of the fire, while the Marion County Health Department was on the scene to protect against runoff from the incident.

Firefighters worked for an hour and 15 minutes to put the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.

Video from the RTV6 tower cam and the RTV6 drone above the scene can be viewed below.