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A plume of smoke rises from a fire at Cimco Recycling in Ottawa. Photo submitted to

The Ottawa Fire Department confirmed that an exploding car caused the massive fire at Cimco Recycling just off Route 6 in Ottawa Wednesday morning. The car was being crushed at the time. No one was hurt.
The blaze created a huge plume of black smoke that was seen from miles around.
Fire crews were on-scene battling the fire for three to four hours, but had it out by the afternoon.