Yikes! Not what the 7th largest employer in Genesee County needed!!! Hope damage is minimal...
Fire at building on Hanson Aggregates property on Ellicott Street
Submitted by Billie Owens on May 6, 2013 - 11:52am
City fire is on scene at a fire in or near a building behind Ferrallgas at 655 Ellicott Street. It is possibly a building of Hanson Aggregates at 645 Cedar St.
UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: City police are on scene to control traffic and shut it down at Cedar and Edwards. DPW is called to put up barricades at Cedar and Ellicott and Cedar and Edwards.
UPDATE 12:57 p.m.: A third platoon is called into city fire headquarters for standby. A Hanson building rep is arriving at the scene.
UPDATE 1:02 p.m.: Fire knocked down. Checking for extentions.
UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: Crews are picking up equipment and preparing to return to service.
UPDATE 1:37 p.m. (by Howard): Chief Jim Maxwell said the preliminary indication is that some smoldering insulation went unnoticed after crews finished installing some new water pipes and new water meter in one of the rooms of the structure. The fire was contained to the small room. A torch or soldering iron had been used. The facility is used to mix ready-made concrete.