Effect, Cause of Fire at Auto Plant Still Unknown

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Managers of a Livingston County auto parts plant that caught fire are set to inspect damage as investigators try to determine a cause.
Officials on Thursday also will determine what effect Wednesday evening's blaze at Magna Atreum will have on the plant that employs about 450 people and makes dashboards, consoles and other auto parts for General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC, Nissan and Mazda.
Employees were evacuated but no injuries were reported during the blaze in Howell Township that involved six of the county's eight fire departments. Howell Township is about 45 miles northwest of Detroit.
Magna Atreum is part of Aurora, Ontario-based Magna International Inc.
Magna spokeswoman Tracy Fuerst tells The Detroit News that managers are expected to tour the facility on Thursday.


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