EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – Michigan fire investigators say they have failed to determine the cause of the initial explosion that led to a fire that severely damaged an auto parts manufacturing plant.

shutterstock 172161128 Investigators find no cause of Meridian Magnesium fire

Eaton Rapids Fire Chief Roger McNutt said Monday he concluded his investigation into the May 2 series of explosions at Meridian Magnesium last week. He added he considers the investigation over.

After a first explosion at the plant, two more followed, causing about $4 million in damage to the factory that makes structural parts, a third of which goes to Ford. As a result, production of Ford’s Super Duty at its Louisville, Kentucky, truck plant and the F-150 at its Kansas City, Missouri was disrupted.

Fire officials initially said the fire at the Meridian Magnesium complex caused the explosions. McNutt said Monday explosions started the only fire, a blaze on the main plant’s roof.

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