Officials survey damage left by massive blaze near downtown Indy

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Posted on June 16, 2013 at 7:36 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WHAS11) – Authorities are getting a firsthand look at the damage left behind after a massive warehouse fire near downtown Indianapolis.

The old Link Belt facility on Belmont Avenue burned for 8 hours sending a thick black plume of smoke into the air.

An estimated 100 homes downwind of the fire were evacuated and they were allowed back into their home Sunday morning.

The 440,000 square foot warehouse housed 6 businesses which were full of wooden pallets, siding, heavy equipment and tires.

Fire officials say 30 propane tanks also exploded in the fire which shook the immediate area.

Firefighters will not be able to get into the building until tomorrow.

The cause of the blaze remains unknown.
 

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