Pittsfield Twp., MI (CBS Detroit) – Officials are reporting a large structure fire in Pittsfield Township that forced both directions of US-23 to close.
The fire reported Thursday afternoon, is burning at the Ann Arbor Welding Supply. Northbound and southbound US-23 between Michigan Avenue and I-94 temporarily closed down due to the fire but have since reopened.READ MORE: City Targets Packard Plant, Other Old Industry Sites To Improve Detroit Neighborhoods
Crews report that multiple explosions caused the fire in one of the facility buildings. Hazmat crews are now investigating the scene.
According to the company’s website, the facility houses hazardous materials including argon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, butane, and heptane.READ MORE: 6 Dead, 30 Injured In Highland Park Fourth Of July Parade Shooting
Surrounding businesses are being evacuated. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.
No injuries have been reported.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
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