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Rockwood Police Department: Shelter in place or evacuate due to chemical fire

Cause of fire is unknown

ROCKWOOD, Mich. – Officials ere urging residents in Rockwood to evacuate or shelter in place due to a fire Wednesday.

UPDATE -- July 30: Rockwood shelter-in-place lifted following chemical fire

The Rockwood Fire Department is battling a fire on Huron River Drive. People have been urged to avoid the area.

The fire was at a R.J. Marshall Company building. Multiple fire departments responded.

Residents that live on Huron River Drive -- between Lamont Street and Truman Road -- are being advised to evacuate the area.

Monroe County officials are contacting residents in the area, recommending that they shelter in place or evacuate if they live within one mile of the fire.

The Rockwood Community Center, located at 32001 Fort Street, is open and is accepting residents who need a place to go.

One fire fighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported.

HAZMAT teams have been testing the air quality.


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