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IFD crews battle large trash fire on Indy's south side for nearly 12 hours

The fire is in the 2000 block of Bluff Road at a salvage yard.

The Indianapolis Fire Department was finally able to contain a fire in a salvage yard on Indyโ€™s south side.  

They got assistance from other departments in fighting the blaze, which was reported at 5:13 p.m. Monday at Saul Goode Industries, 2024 Bluff Road.  

Black smoke could be seen for miles when the fire first broke out.  

Crews spent hours trying to extinguish the fire and dealing with the heavy smoke. Nearby residents were told to keep their windows closed and turn on their air conditioning. 

Just after midnight Tuesday morning, an IFD spokesperson said crews continued to battle the blaze and estimated they are "one-half way to full extinguishment." Three aerial trucks pumped 4,000 gallons per minute.

An IFD spokesperson confirmed the fire was marked under control around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. IFD said no employees were at the site when the fire broke out. 

No injuries have been reported. 

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