Tire fire burns near Port of Tampa

Aerial footage shows a fire burning in the Palm River area.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews battled a burning pile of tires near the Port of Tampa on Thursday. 

Smoke from the fire at Alex Metal Recycling, on Raleigh Street, could be seen for miles.

Officials said it took three hours to get the fire under control, and no injuries were reported.

The cause was determined to be a cutting torch used to cut recyclable metal.

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