Canadian Manufacturing

Fire at Michigan Magna plant

Firefighters from several departments were called out to battle an intense fire at a Magna auto parts plant in Michigan.



HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Firefighters from several departments were called out to battle an intense fire at a Magna auto parts plant in Michigan.

Howell Assistant Fire Chief Richard Britten said the fire broke out just after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Magna Atreum, which is part of Canadian automotive supplier Magna International Inc.

Flames and smoke shot through the roof of the plant in Howell Township, about 70 kilometres northwest of Detroit.

Six of the county’s eight fire departments sent some 70 firefighters to battle the blaze, which raged through the night.

Britten said the approximately 460 employees at the plant were all safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Aurora, Ont.,-based Magna International makes vehicle dashboards, consoles and other interior auto parts at the plant.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

Here’s a video from the local news agency.

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