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Fire at Industrial Site in Jackson

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 24, 2017

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

The fire at John Crowley, Inc. in Jackson is out. No one was hurt.

Firefighters tell us that rubber lining of a kiln caught fire. Workers tried to use a fire extinguisher, but that did not work.

Firefighters say there were at least 5 workers in the building at the time.

Firefighter said they were able to put the fire out quickly.

Northbound Cooper Street near Biddle Street was closed for a time, but all roads are now open.
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Crews from four fire departments are fighting a fire at a steel fabrication facility in Jackson.

Rubber is burning inside the John Crowley Incorporated plant in the 700 block of South Cooper Street. The fire was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m.

Jackson firefighters are being joined by crews from Blackman Township, Summit Township and Spring Arbor.

There are no reports of any injuries now, or estimate on the extent of damage.