HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) — Heavy flames and smoke engulfed an Ottawa County manufacturing plant Friday evening, leaving it in ruins.
The fire began around 6:30 p.m. at Holland Alloy, located in the 4500 block of 136th Avenue. Employees were evacuated and no one was hurt.
Firefighters from Holland Township, Park Township, and Port Sheldon responded. Crews had to use a chain saw to access the burning factory. Propane tanks were also removed to avoid an explosion.
Holland Township firefighters say the building is a complete loss. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Authorities say there was a grass fire in the area Friday evening but it was unrelated to the industrial blaze.
According to its website, the company makes poured alloys with cast iron, steel, and stainless steel.