Smoke seen for miles after Columbus fire

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Columbus Fire dispatchers say they received numerous calls Monday after a fire started outside a business just after 10 a.m.

According to officials, the outside garbage fire started in plastic containers outside of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, a business in the 600-block of Gladstone.

Employees were evacuated during the incident, but no one was hurt in the fire. Officials say an employee attempted to put the fire out before calling the fire department.

No word on what sparked the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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