Scrapped vehicles catch fire at Padnos Recycling Center

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Stephanie Martensen

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Authorities say Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the Padnos Recycling Center on Paw Paw Avenue  Monday afternoon.

The gas tank of a scrapped vehicle had apparently not been emptied, and the fuel ignited when the scrap pile was being moved. The fire then spread to other scrapped vehicles.

Benton Charter Township Fire Department was called to assist and both departments working together were able to bring the fire under control. The fire was completely extinguished at approximately 6:20 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Some Padnos employees assisted by moving several vehicles to clear the path for fire crews.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.