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Cause of blaze still under investigation

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The smell of fire was still in the air Tuesday morning following a massive blaze on Monday night at an industrial park in Harrisburg.  

Firefighters arrived on the scene just after 5 p.m. on Monday.  Five buildings located at Cameron and Hanna Streets were damaged. One of them is a total loss.  

The fire started at a car parts recycling facility and those who were nearby say they heard a series of explosions. One woman told abc27 News that she heard 15 explosions in a 10 minute period.  At least one of the buildings did collapse and sometime around 7 p.m. The fire chief made the decision to have all crews exit the structures and only fight the fire from outside.  

The chief says the second building to catch fire did not have a working sprinkler system and that, combined with items such as oil, gas and chemicals on the scene, made the fire a very challenging one to put out.  No one was hurt in the fire and the cause is still under investigation.  The damage is estimated at more than $1 million.
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