Fire at Ga. port warehouse extinguished

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Port officials in Savannah, Ga., say a blaze that tore through a warehouse and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky has been fully extinguished.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Mark Keller says firefighters worked overnight Saturday to prevent flare ups from developing into larger fires inside the damaged 226,000 square-foot warehouse at the Ocean Terminal. Officials say more than 1,000 tons of crude rubber was burned in the fire.

No injuries were reported and no one was in the warehouse when the fire started. The cause of the blaze is unclear and investigators had yet to get into the building as of Sunday morning.

The Environmental Protection Agency says air tests near the scene are well below health-based standards.


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