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Fire at Padnos in Walker produces lots of black smoke

Posted: 3:00 PM, Oct 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-26 15:39:40-04

WALKER, Mich. — Two fire departments responded to a smoky fire Saturday afternoon at Padnos Recycling.

The auto-recycling business is located at 2121 Turner Ave. NW.

The fire began shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and was all the way at the back of the business’ yard in a sorter machine. Both the equipment and piles of scrap nearby caught fire, which was soon extinguished.

The fire produced lots of black smoke that was visible from nearby roadways.

Both the Grand Rapids and Walker fire departments responded to the scene, which was cleared shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday.