Steel Plating Plant Fire Spreads Smoke for Miles

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Fire trucks, police cruisers, and ambulances reported to a steel plating plant fire in Leslie, MI.

Fire crews got the call at 8:10pm on July 8.  Smoke was coming out of the building so thickly that the smoke could be seen for miles.

Three people needed medical treatment, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.

"There was no one inside of the building at the time of the fire," said Rob Dale, Ingham County Deputy Emergency Manager.  "As of 11pm, the fire is under control but we'll be here all night."

Water tests have been completed and everything checked out.

"We've pre-planned for an emergency like this here before," Dale continued.  "There's nickel and chromic acid in the building so we had to be prepared for something like this."

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.  Firefighters are investigating.