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    Fire Near Downtown Indy Forces Evacuations

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...re.html?ref=us

    INDIANAPOLIS — A fire engulfed a sprawling mixed-use building near downtown Indianapolis filled with tires and wooden pallets Saturday, producing a towering pillar of black smoke that prompted the evacuation of a five-block area surrounding the structure, authorities said.

    Capt. Rita Burris of the Indianapolis Fire Department said about 100 firefighters from six departments were battling the fire that was consuming the two-story brick building about one mile southwest of the city's downtown.

    The building was rocked by numerous explosions that Burris said are believed to have been small propane tanks exploding from the heat of the fire. ..........

    "We've got tires, we've got pallets and we've got siding made of materials that are producing thick, black smoke — a lot of toxins. It's thick, black smoke," she said.

    Early Saturday evening, Burris said crews were probably hours away from bringing the fire under control and that firefighters might order additional evacuations if the wind shifted. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. EDT and was still burning seven hours later.

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    Wow...so many fires and explosions!

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    Evacuations end for area around Indy building fire

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...nd_indy_bui-ap

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people were allowed to return to their homes Sunday morning as Indianapolis firefighters watched over the smoldering ruins of a sprawling warehouse where a fire had unleashed a tower of billowing black smoke, raising concerns over possible toxins.......more...


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



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