Vehicle catches on fire at metal recycling center, creates large smoke cloud

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A vehicle caught on fire at Upstate Metal Recycling Friday afternoon and created a large, dark smoke cloud that could be seen for miles.

According to the Fort Wayne Fire Department activity log, crews were dispatched to the recycling center at approximately 4:47 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Zane Ginter

Crews at the scene told WANE 15 that a vehicle was on a rack that caught fire and, “it looked impressive but it was nothing more than a trash fire.”

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