The Omaha Fire Department told WOWT 6 News Wednesday that a huge smoke cloud over North Omaha was the result of a tire fire. It happened near 16th and Storz. Crews showed up to the scene around 1 p.m. and battled the blaze for nearly three hours. Late into the afternoon they remained on scene.
Battalion Chief Tim McCaw said it is not clear who owns the tires, or how they became ignited. They are waiting until the fire and all hot spots are completely out to investigate.
When crews first arrived on scene, they had to push back because smoke was so heavy. They called for back up shortly there after.
OPPD also had to arrive on scene to shut off the power lines that bordered the area of the fire.
No injuries were reported.