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Raw: Big Petroleum Fire in Southern Alabama

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Thursday at Hoffman Petroleum Equipment.

Yesterday, authorities were at the scene of a fire at a petroleum equipment facility in Mobile.

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Thursday at Hoffman Petroleum Equipment. WKRG-TV reports the plume of smoke could be seen for miles.

A company spokesman did not immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

According to local media, firefighters worked for about 35-45 minutes to contain the fire. There were no reports of injuries and no foul play suspected.

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