A massive fire at a tire recycling facility in Milwaukee Thursday night took several hours to get under control.
The huge building was filled with combustible pellets made of ground-up tires. Assistant Fire Chief Brian Smith says that made it extremely difficult for firefighters to extinguish the source and control the three-alarm fire.
Thick black smoke also made it hard for firefighters to breathe without oxygen masks, while bitter cold froze nearby fire hydrants.
There were no injuries reported.