Suspicious Addison Fire

by, WLEN News Staff

Published on 1-21-18

Several fire departments were on scene at a suspicious blaze at Next Specialty Resins of Addison this afternoon. Fire crews were alerted to the blaze around 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Help was quickly summoned from a number of local fire departments.

Officials were on scene at the Addison plastics grinding plant. for over seven hours. Chief Tim Shaw of the Addison Fire Department believed there may have been something suspicious about the fire, saying “things don’t just suddenly combust.”

Shaw said the building probably covers two acres and it is filled with burnable plastics. An estimated 50 to 60 firefighters were on hand for the task and a full investigation will now be conducted into the cause of the fire. All of the first responders were safe after extinguishing the fire.

Several departments are on scene of a blaze at Next Specialty Resins in Addison. Addison Fire Chief Tim Shaw says that the blaze is suspicious. All of the first responders were safe after extinguishing the fire on the dock. Tune into our newscasts tomorrow for more and follow this post for our coming article.

Posted by WLEN 103.9fm on Sunday, January 21, 2018

 

In July of 2012, the Michigan State Police investigated a death at the plant. 27-year-old Hector Fermin Campos fell into an industrial grinding machine and was killed.

Somerset, Cambridge, Hudson, Clayton and Adrian Fire Departments assisted Addison on scene. Hear David Aungst, the Deputy Chief and Chief Tim Shaw of the Addison Fire Department by tuning into our newscasts all day Monday.

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