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7 buildings a total loss in northwest Ohio warehouse fire fueled by rubber, plastic

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LIMA, Ohio — Authorities say a massive warehouse fire in northwest Ohio destroyed all seven buildings on the site.

Investigators say the cause of the fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon near downtown Lima (LY'-muh) is under investigation.

The fire was fueled by rubber and plastic in a warehouse and quickly spread to six other buildings on the site.

The Lima News reports firefighters had to strategically use their water supply because so many hoses were being used to douse the flames.

Firefighters even pulled water from a nearby lake while battling the blaze.

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