Crews respond to large fire at recycling center

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Fire crews responded to a large fire at a metal recycling company in East Price Hill Monday.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark cloud of smoke hanging over the State Avenue facility around 1:30 p.m.

The fire was contained to scrap piles and did not spread to the structure, according to Jason Vollmer, District Operations Chief with Cincinnati Fire Department.

No one was injured.

Police said an explosion possibly happened before flames broke out, but fire officials could not find any evidence of an explosion at the scene.

State Avenue was closed between Lehman Road and the Western Hills Viaduct while crews responded.

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