The blaze started on the facility’s north side, near the body shop, reports The Detroit News. No injuries were reported, and work continued in other areas of the plant. The fire departments of Flat Rock, Woodhaven, and Rockwood all responded, bringing the flames under control within about 40 minutes, according to the United Auto Workers (UAW) Ford Department.
“The local UAW Leadership working in conjunction with the National Ford Department was on site to ensure the saftey of the membership during the evacuation,” continued the UAW Ford Department’s statement, published to Facebook last night. “Health and Safety Representatives from the UAW and Ford are investigating the incident.”
Indeed, according to The Detroit News, neither the cause of the fire, nor the extent of the damage, is currently known. We will update this story if we learn any additional information.