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Large Indianapolis building fire still smoldering

A fire that engulfed a large mixed-use building near downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, June 15, 2013, produced a tower pillar of black smoke visible from miles around and rattled the area as propane tanks exploded inside the structure. About 100 firefighters were battling the blaze Saturday afternoon as it consumed a two-story brick building that houses tire- and pallet-recycling businesses and storage facilities about one mile southwest of the city's downtown. (Photo By The Associated Press)
A fire that engulfed a large mixed-use building near downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, June 15, 2013, produced a tower pillar of black smoke visible from miles around and rattled the area as propane tanks exploded inside the structure. About 100 firefighters were battling the blaze Saturday afternoon as it consumed a two-story brick building that houses tire- and pallet-recycling businesses and storage facilities about one mile southwest of the city's downtown. (Photo By The Associated Press)
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Monday, June 17, 2013 08:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS — Firefighters remain at the scene of a smoldering blaze at an Indianapolis recycling facility two days after a huge tower of billowing black smoke over the city.Fire officials say crews would check Monday whether they could use heavy equipment to move some of the tires, wood pallets and other materials inside the warehouse on the city's west side.

Investigators haven't yet been able to enter the building following the fire that started Saturday afternoon. City fire Capt. Rita Burris told reporters some roof work was being done that wasn't to involve any heat process.

Federal investigators will be helping try to determine the fire's cause. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman David Coulson says the agency's involvement doesn't indicate the fire is considered a criminal act.

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