East Side Titanium Plant Fire Injures 3
Detroit: Detroit Fire’s 8th & 9th Battalions averted disaster this morning by quickly extinguishing a dangerous Level 1 Hazmat fire on Detroit’s east side.
Companies were dispatched to 19300 Filer Ave on reports of a fire in a metal processing plant at 2:30am. Argon and titanium were reportedly present at the fire scene. Explosions were reported to have taken place prior to Detroit Fire’s arrival.
A Hazmat Level 1 was declared at 3:13am by Battalion Chief 8. Companies on scene took a defensive posture while Detroit Fire’s Hazmat 1 investigated the scene for dangers associated with the contents of the 50×30 building.
DFD’s Hazmat 1 discovered that no chemicals or any other hazardous material was present and in danger of catching fire.
Local media is reporting non-life threatening injuries to 3 employees of Global Titanium, Inc. Global Titanium is a recycler of titanium.
No firefighters were injured.
Companies On Filer Fire Scene:
- Engines 44, 56, 60, Hamtramck Engine 1
- Ladder Trucks 18 & 23
- Squads 5 & 6
- Hazmat 1
- Fire Marshal 602
- Battalion Chiefs 8 (Incident Command) & 9.