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UPDATE: Fire at auto salvage yard under control

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- People evacuated during a big fire at a salvage yard in Milwaukee were allowed to get back into their homes Thursday night.

The fire destroyed a warehouse at Roz Auto Salvage, which is about two miles from General Mitchell International Airport.

Several propane tanks were inside the warehouse and may have exploded.

Milwaukee firefighters got the fire under control in about two hours.

No one was hurt.

There's no word on how the fire started.


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee firefighters are responding to a fire at an auto-salvage yard, about two miles southwest of General Mitchell International Airport.
   The Milwaukee fire department says the fire was reported Thursday just before noon.
   Casey Kloss, an office worker in the fire department, says dispatch logs report that seven large propane tanks exploded in a warehouse at the back of Roz Auto Salvage. She says there's no immediate report of injuries.
   An airport spokesman didn't immediately return a message asking whether the plumes of black and gray smoke were interfering with visibility.

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