Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com

MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County.

The fire, along with a possible explosion, was reported around 6:40 a.m. at DeWitt Barrels, 1125 Comstock St. in Marne.

First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.

Employees were evacuated from the building, and no injuries were reported.

Ottawa County and Marne emergency crews on scene requested assistance from departments including Walker, Allendale and Alpine, according to dispatch recordings.

Police also shut down Comstock Street between 8th Avenue and 16th Avenue.

By 7:20 a.m., crews reported the fire was out. Remaining on scene were firefighters from a handful of departments, along with personnel from Kent County Hazmat and Consumers Energy.

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