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Chemical Fire Extinguished Near Airport

Last updated on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Firefighters from multiple agencies helped extinguish a fire at a west side chemical recycling facility.

Wayne Township firefighters were dispatched to a trash fire in the 1600 block of Research Way, just north of the Indianapolis International Airport around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Arriving firefighters determined a large metal container was burning. Inside the container, rags soaked in various types of chemicals apparently self-ignited.

The Indianapolis International Airport Fire Department was dispatched to the scene to provide one of their specialty fire trucks.

The truck, equipped with a nozzle specifically designed to puncture metal and insert water and foam to extinguish fire, was used to douse the fire.

Hazmat crews tested the surrounding air and water during the incident to ensure there was no danger to surrounding homes or businesses.

No homes or businesses were evacuated during the fire.

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