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Rochester scrapyard fire rekindles Sunday morning, officials looking for a cause

ROCHESTER, Ind. -- A large fire started Saturday evening at a scrapyard in Rochester. According to Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the fire rekindled early Sunday morning at 6:10 a.m. 

The call for the initial fire came in at 5:10 p.m. on Saturday. It happened at Rochester Iron and Metal Inc. on 1552 E. Lucas St., Rochester.

Employees were shredding cars for scrap metal when it happened. However, authorities are still looking into what caused the fire to start.

Officials with Fulton County said the crews had some difficulty getting to the original source of the fire. They said there were also problems transporting water to firefighters.  

There was no evacuation order, however Fulton County officials asked residents to close their windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering homes. 

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