DETROIT (WWJ) – Black billowing smoke could be seen for miles away at a plastics recycling facility fire on Gratiot just south of Connor on Detroit’s east side Saturday.

It took firefighters several hours to battle the fire at the recycling plant.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis was there and spoke with Fire Chief Patrick O’Brien: “Recycling plastics plant… it’s a total loss,” says O’Brien.

Using three hydrants, pumping 1500 gallons a minute per hydrant, firefighters worked to contain the fire with engulfed the building, deemed to be a total loss.

No injuries and no word on the cause of the fire. An investigation is expected into the cause of a massive fire.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE