Sparton Electronics In Jackson Demolished By Fire

By: News 10 Email
By: News 10 Email

JACKSON COUNTY -- A large fire broke out Saturday night at the Sparton Electronics building in Jackson County.

Fire crews and police officers were on the scene for nearly 10 hours, containing large flames.

Blackman Township Fire is still putting out "hot spots" at the East Ganston Street site.

An officer of public safety says it's possible the fire may be arson, or could have been started by a subject using the abandoned building to stay warm, and who had lit an out-of-control heat source.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Saturday and witnesses say heavy smoke could be seen for several blocks.

Numerous departments responded to the fire, and say the building is completely demolished.

The condemned building had scheduled for demolition.

Viewers have posted several photos of the fire on the WILX News 10 Facebook page.

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