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Addison

Dark plume of smoke at Rohlwing Road near Armitage Court Thursday was result of truck fire

The Addison Fire Department is investigating the cause of a truck fire that occurred at Rohlwing Road near Armitage Court shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Passers by could see a giant plume of smoke in the area.

Deputy chief Joseph Leone explained the dark plume of heavy smoke was caused by the ignition of diesel tanks and refrigeration units in the vehicle.

"The dark smoke is caused by petroleum products," Leone said.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire shortly after arriving on the scene. No buildings in the area were affected. The official cause of the fire remains under investigation and listed as "undetermined." 

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