Crews put out large chemical fire at Rockwood plant; Five firefighters suffer heat exhaustion

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit
  • Published: 07/30/2020 12:00 AM

Several fire departments battled a large fire at the R.J. Marshal Company in Rockwood. Flames and smoke could be seen as chopper 7 flew overhead. The building is destroyed, and five firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. All the employees inside made it out safely. According to Flat Rock Fire Department Chief James Katona, "All fire fighters were treated at Beaumont Trenton and released. None were from the city of Flat Rock, that’s all I have at this time." Bob and Delores Naysmith live across the street from the R.J. Marshal Company along Huron River Drive in Rockwood. It was a normal day for Delores when suddenly she heard a loud noise. “Just a big boom. I didn’t know what it was and I went on with my business and then all the ambulances and fire trucks started coming,” she said.


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