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Crews respond to 3-alarm fire in SW OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fire crews have controlled a three-alarm fire in south OKC Friday. 

Smoke and flames were reported at Recyclers of Oklahoma shortly before 10 a.m. 

Deputy Fire Chief Kellie Sawyers said, "There was a lot of debris in the alley between buildings. We had a challenge getting to the fire."

The fire snapped power lines causing a widespread power outage near S.W. 19th St. and Penn. Ave.

Employees from surrounding businesses spent the morning outside, watching crews tackle the stubborn fire.

Sherry Long told us, "I came out and look over there and black smoke and flames were twice as high as the building."

Crews said they have contained the fire to one building but remain on the scene to watch for any flare ups.

The fire is still under investigation but authorities said it may have started as a trash fire and quickly spread.

There were no injuries reported.