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Fire at Milwaukee metal recycler sends smoke high


A fire sent a plume of thick, foul-smelling black smoke high into the air at a Milwaukee metal recycling company.

Firefighters responded to reports of explosions at Miller Compressing on Milwaukee's south side around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Joseph Kovacich, vice president for administration at the company, tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there were no reports of injuries and no damage to any buildings. He says the smoke and flames came from burning scrap metal and insulation.

The smoke was visible from Miller Park, where the St. Louis Cardinals spoiled the Milwaukee Brewers' opener with an 11-5 victory, and as far away as Mayfair Mall.

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