Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fire out but factory leveled at Michigan factory

Fire blazes for 8 hours, destroys metal plating factory in Ingham County; Chemicals monitored
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 9, 2014 at 6:11 a.m.

LESLIE, Mich. (AP) — Cleanup efforts have begun at the scene of a fire that destroyed a Michigan factory and prompted the evacuation of a number of nearby residents,

The fire was reported around 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at ISC Plating in Leslie, about 20 miles southeast of Lansing. Ingham County deputy emergency manager Rob Dale says three people needed treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

WILX-TV says the fire burned for about eight hours, and at least a dozen people sought shelter at a nearby school.

Walls and part of the roof collapsed at the metal plating facility, which also houses offices.

Leslie city manager Brian Reed said Wednesday that officials are monitoring for hazardous chemicals and conditions appear safe for residents.

 FILE - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, a worker cleans a Tesla Model S sedan before a event to deliver the first set of cars to customers in Beijing. Tesla Motors Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Updated at 5:09 p.m.
 FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk holds up a bottle of wine given as a gift from one of their first customers, right, during a rally at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Motors says it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other locations. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Updated at 4:42 p.m.
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