Crews battle fire at Walmart warehouse near Indianapolis

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Crews were fighting a large fire Wednesday at a Walmart warehouse distribution center near Indianapolis that produced a smoke plume visible for miles around.

A caller alerted Hendricks County authorities just before noon about the fire at the Walmart Distribution Center in Plainfield, west of Indianapolis.

Plainfield firefighters arrived three minutes later to find the building fully engulfed in flames.

Footage from television stations showed a towering plume of smoke rising from the burning building.

Plainfield Fire Chief Brent Anderson says one firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Deputy Plainfield Police Chief Joe Aldridge says Walmart believes all 1,000 employees at the distribution center are accounted for.

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