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New Carlisle Fire Not an Isolated Incident

(New Carlisle, IN) - The investigation continues into an ongoing fire hazard near New Carlisle.


On Tuesday, a major blaze at a scrapyard on Smilax Road kept multiple fire departments and nearly 100 firefighters busy. Black smoke was so thick it was detected on radar and closed nearby US 20 for a time.


Crews subdued the fire by early Wednesday morning before it rekindled later.


The site, which processes auto scraps, was purchased by Omnisource of Fort Wayne last year but had a history of combusting. Another Omnisource recycling location in Indianapolis experienced a similar blaze in April and again in May.

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