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Heat, chemicals believed to ignite fire at Okolona Waste Management

A WAVE 3 News viewer captured video of the blaze. (Source: WAVE 3 News viewer)
A WAVE 3 News viewer captured video of the blaze. (Source: WAVE 3 News viewer)
Updated: Jul. 29, 2018 at 8:56 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -- A massive fire occurred in the Okolona area today at the Waste Management facility.

The fire happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday in the 2600 block of Outer Loop.

The Okolona Fire Department confirmed that the fire was at the Waste management facility. A combination of automotive parts (petroleum-based foam) made of chemicals which ignited due to the heat is believed to be the cause.

Photos showed large, thick plumes of black smoke rising in the air.

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The fire was under control in about an hour.

No one was injured.

The Okolona, Fairdale and Camp Taylor Fire Departments all responded, with a total of six vehicles.

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