Nitro fire out, shelter in place lifted

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SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: Metro 911 has lifted the shelter in place for all people affected by the Nitro warehouse fire. Route 25 is open to traffic. The exit ramps from I-64 east and west are now open.

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After burning strong for a day and a half, the Nitro warehouse fire is finally out. But the clean up process is just beginning.

Kanawha County 911 lifted the shelter in place around 11 Friday morning. Just moments after our noon newscast, crews put the fire out. Police also reopened Nitro entrance and exit ramps on I-64.

At this time firefighters don’t know what caused the fire.

There were between forty and fifty thousand tires on fire in the building. There were no injuries, but the fire commanded a significant response from Kanawha Valley firefighters.

Click here to view the smoke as seen from our Charleston weathercam, which is miles away.

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