HazMat Called to MI Fire

Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 04:04 PM gHale

An abandoned building that used to house a company that made chrome materials caught on fire and forced a call for shelter in place in Tecumseh, MI, Thursday, officials said.

Residents got the all-clear to return following the potential HazMat situation, Tecumseh police said.

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Firefighters got the call at 9 a.m. Thursday for a fire. Smoke was visible when crews arrived.

Officials said the building used to house a company that made some sort of chrome material. It is now abandoned. The fire spread to the building’s attic, but the flames were quickly put out. 

A HazMat team ended up called in to assess the situation, but no hazardous chemicals were in the water or air.

Residents were briefly asked to stay in doors, but they quickly rescinded the order.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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