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A gas tank at a recycling facility on Atando Avenue exploded and caught fire. The smoke plume could be seen over Uptown Charlotte Friday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A large plume of smoke caused by a fire at a recycling facility north of Uptown Friday has been "contained," according to the Charlotte Fire Department. 

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, a gas tank inside a discarded vehicle reportedly exploded, according to fire officials. The explosion, which could be heard throughout the surrounding area, caused a fire with smoke that could be seen north of the Uptown Charlotte skyline.

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No injuries were reported by officials.

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Firefighters contained the fire to a single pile of debris. They were using a backhoe to reach and extinguish the source of the fire.

The recycling facility is located on Atando Avenue, which connects North Graham Street and North Davidson Street north of the NoDa neighborhood.

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