Rockwood shelter-in-place lifted following chemical fire
ROCKWOOD, Mich. The Rockwood Police Department announced Thursday morning that residents can resume normal activity after a shelter-in-place order was issued Wednesday night amid a chemical fire. Police shared in a Facebook post that Huron River Drive is open to regular traffic and residents can open windows and use air conditioning again. Rockford residents living on Huron River Drive between Lamont Street and Truman Road were advised to shelter in place or evacuate the city on Wednesday evening after the R.J. Marshall Company building caught fire. Officials say the fire department responded to a report of an explosion, but are unsure what caused the fire as of Wednesday. One fire fighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported.
Rockwood Police Department: Shelter in place or evacuate due to chemical fire
ROCKWOOD, Mich. Officials are urging residents in Rockwood to evacuate or shelter in place due to a fire Wednesday. The Rockwood Fire Department is battling a fire on Huron River Drive. 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.