Tests: Smoke from MI Factory Not Toxic

Friday, July 15, 2016 @ 01:07 PM gHale


A large plume of smoke coming from a Wixom, MI, business that sparked a HazMat response Monday was not a toxic substance, officials said.

The smoke came from the Korex Corporation just after 2 a.m. and it forced firefighters to shut down the roads around the building.

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“Firefighters and technicians were able to obtain preliminary air quality reports and were able to verify that the smoke plume was not toxic in nature,” city officials said. “At approximately 8:30 a.m., Wixom firefighters and HazMat technicians were able to locate the source of the plume and determine, definitively, that there was no danger to the public.”

Korex packages a wide variety of consumer, industrial and institutional products.