VIDEO: More than a week after a massive fire broke out at the Tissue Depot, sending thick black smoke into the air in Cheboygan, the city’s volunteer firefighters are still having to contend with flare-ups.
The fire chief, Don Dailey, said they’ve had to go back six times hitting the flames. The last one occurred on Wednesday, taxing that fire department and keeping them busy.
“It’s very taxing, stressful, a lot of physical stress and mental stress and a lot of exhaustion,” said Dailey.
Meanwhile, a Michigan State Police fire investigator visited the plant earlier Thursday to share his expertise, trying to determine the cause of the massive fire.
Dailey said the excessive damage the fire caused is making it more difficult to figure out how the fire started.
Dailey said this is by far the worst fire he’s ever dealt with in his 28 years with the department.