DETROIT (WWJ) – Thick black smoke was sent into the air at Mount Elliot and 1-94 as a fire burned at the old Packard Plant.

Early Thursday evening, Detroit fire crews were fighting the blaze from outside because they couldn’t get into the abandoned building.

Witness Lauren, an artist from Grosse Pointe Park, said fires are common at the plant.

“I just know it burns a lot, and I paint graffiti inside of here since it’s so abandoned. I figure it’s not hurting anyone to paint inside of it,” she told WWJ Newsradio 950.

“It burns all the time. There’s people who manage to get cars up on the upper floors and light it on fire … It seems like it’s always burning. Something in there is always burning, always people setting fires,” she said.

No injuries have been reported.

The fire was for the most part under control by 7 p.m.

RELATED:

Plans Call For Demolishing Detroit’s Packard Plant

Abandoned: A Peek Inside The Packard Plant (Photos)

Comments

Leave a Reply

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

Google+ photo

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

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

w

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