A fire broke out at Modern Metal Processing in Williamston last night, July 6, around 10 p.m. The business is located right near Creek Club Apartments off of Corwin Road. Residents of the building were the first to hear the explosion.

Multiple aid departments including the Northeast Ingham Emergency Service Authority were able to control the fire a little after 11 p.m.

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As of this morning, NIESA and other local authorities were still on scene and relayed that they are still trying to identify the source of the fire.

No one was in the building at the time the incident occurred.

Updates will come as we learn more on the story.


Modern Metal Processing's Story

The company was established by Chet Wesolek in November of 1978. At first the company was created to process aluminum bumpers and wound up working with General Motors for the Chevrolet Impala for ten years.

Over time, the company grew in size, adding more customers and expanding their services. In the 80s and 90s, they also processed parts for Oldsmobile parts.

You can read more on MMP's history on their website.

Photo Cred Erica Gray
Photo Cred Erica Gray
Photo Cred Erica Gray
Photo Cred Erica Gray

I always talk about how light of a sleeper I am but apparently that's a lie because I live right near MMP and had no idea any of this was happening until early this morning when I was leaving for work.

I heard a loud noise around 10 o'clock but it didn't register in my brain that it was an explosion because I play thunderstorm sounds when I'm sleeping, so I went back to bed.

Clearly, sleeping with too much white noise is a dangerous choice because it can make you totally oblivious to your surroundings.

All that matters is that everyone is safe and no one was injured.

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