Fire Outside International Paper

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Omaha firefighters respond to the scene of a trash fire outside International Paper near 11th and Fort early Tuesday morning.

The initial fire call came in at approximately 4:30 am. Crews were at the scene for over three hours, working to douse the smoldering bundles of trash. Even after the flames were mostly extinguished, heavy smoke continued to fill the area.

International Paper offered help, using a front-end loader to spread out some of the trash, making it easier for crews to handle.

The fire was entirely contained to trash piles, and it did not do any damage to buildings at the facility. There were no injuries. Fire investigators have not determined a cause.