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Windsor Fire At Warehouse On Sprucewood Avenue Visible For Miles (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A fire in Windsor, Canada on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 as seen from the Brush Park neighborhood in Detroit. The massive fire started in the afternoon at a warehouse on Sprucewood Avenue in the western part of the city. Photo via Wally Nowinski.
A fire in Windsor, Canada on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 as seen from the Brush Park neighborhood in Detroit. The massive fire started in the afternoon at a warehouse on Sprucewood Avenue in the western part of the city. Photo via Wally Nowinski.

A Windsor fire at an industrial warehouse that began Tuesday afternoon has caused police in the Canadian city to close roads as firefighters battle the blaze.

Ojibway Parkway between E.C. Row and Morton Drive is closed to motorists, according to the Windsor Star. According to WindsoriteDOTca, police have asked residents to keep their windows closed.

Billowing smoke could be seen across the river and as far away as the suburb of Livonia on Detroit's western border.

According to WXYZ-TV in Detroit, police said the blaze comes from a large amount of burning plastic at Sprucewood Industries.

CBC reports the Windsor is closing down outdoor facilities as a precautionary measure.

UPDATE: Wednesday, May 22 - A state of emergency was lifted Tuesday evening after the blaze at the recycling warehouse that contained up to 125,000 pounds of plastic was controlled by firefighters, who battled for more than seven hours. For more info and photos, see the Windsor Star.

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