Incident number: 2991-2019
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 5/24/2019
Alarm time: 4:35 a.m.
Address/location: 170 Angell St. – ReConserve of Michigan Inc.
Probable cause (if known): Heat from recycling process ignited materials
Structure type: Commercial recycling plant
Construction type: Steel frame
Estimated property damage: Unknown
Estimated contents damage: Unknown
Location/extent of damage: Minimal
Hazardous materials involved: N/A
Specialized rescues: None
Vehicles involved, if any: None
Other information: Engine 5, Engine 2, and Car 3 responded to a commercial fire alarm at 170 Angell St., ReConserve of Michigan Inc. recycling plant. Upon arrival, Engine 5 made contact with employees and found heavy smoke coming from the main recycling building. Car 3 (on-duty Battalion Chief) upgraded response to a full structure fire, which responded two more engine companies, one truck company and one squad company. Engine 5 took a hose line inside and found a large pile of recycled material burning. They made a quick attack with assistance from Engine 2, and extinguished the fire. The building sprinkler system did keep the fire minimal until the fire crews arrived. All other companies after arrival assisted with overhaul, ventilation, water supply and stand-by. 19 firefighters and one command officer responded.