Welding accident sparks fire at Jackson County company

Photo courtesy: Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety

Firefighters say a welding accident was to blame for a fire that struck a Jackson County business on Tuesday.

The Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety got the call just before 1 p.m.

They say they arrived at Leimenstoll Services on the 2400 block of Lansing Avenue to find smoke coming from the southwest side of the building.

The company specializes in millwright work, according to its website.

A spokesman says the fire was inside the wall and attic, which made it tricky to fight and put out. They got help from the Jackson Fire Department, as well as firefighters from Henrietta Township and Rives-Tompkins Township.

It took them about an hour and half to put the flames out. No one was hurt.


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