JANESVILLE

Firefighters were called to a fire at a commercial property at 2929 W. Venture Drive for a report of flames and heavy smoke at 2:25 p.m. Thursday.

The fire sent up a huge cloud of black smoke.

Firefighters found a large pile of plastic pallets on fire outside the building, said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ponkauskas. Automotive component manufacturer Miniature Precision Components is located at the address.

Firefighters controlled the fire and were cleaning up at the scene at 3:30 p.m., Ponkauskas said.

A news release with more information is expected.

The address is near the intersection of Beloit Avenue and Highway 11.

A firefighter arriving on scene described the fire as being on the Highway 11 side of a “mega structure.”

This story will be updated.

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