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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Black smoke could be seen billowing from across the Mississippi River late Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to a warehouse fire in East St. Louis.

The fire happened near the intersection of E. Broadway and N. 17th Street.

The smoke began to be noticed around 5:30 p.m., though it’s unclear exactly when the fire started.

According to the East St. Louis Fire Department, scores of tires are ablaze inside the building.

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