Plant employees evacuate when machine catches fire

Employees of the Sintel Inc. plant in Spring Lake Township were evacuated Friday evening after a machine caught on fire.
Mark Brooky
Feb 14, 2014

Three area fire departments were called to the plant at 18437 171st Ave. shortly before 7 p.m.

Spring Lake Township Fire Chief Brian Sipe said the fire was contained to the half-dozen or so filters in one machine inside the plant. There was extensive smoke throughout the building.

The filters were removed from the building and extinguished, Sipe said. No one was injured.

Firefighters from Ferrysburg and Crockery Township were also called to the incident.

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