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INDIANAPOLIS — A scrapyard fire on the city’s south side was put out nearly twelve hours after firefighters first responded to the scene.

About 65 Indianapolis firefighters were dispatched to Saul Goode Industries for a fire just after 5 p.m. Monday.

A scrap pile that was 30 feet tall and 100 yards by 100 yards was on fire and there was heavy black smoke visible for miles, according to IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith.

Firefighters got the fire under control at around 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to IFD.

No employees were at the site when the fire broke out and they have no idea what could have started the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.