There was a massive fire at the Arbor Hills Landfill campus in Salem Twp. on Sunday, Nov. 20. The Great Lakes Recycling Center building burned to the ground. Fire departments spotted included Augusta Twp., Northville, Canton Twp., Northfield Twp., Scio Twp., Ann Arbor, Lyon Twp., South Lyon, Lyon Twp., Dexter, Pittsfield Twp. and Salem Twp.
Northville Record story — Nov. 21, 2016
Update 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21 from Larry Bean, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality:
“I was called out to the fire last night at the Great Lakes Recycling Center. Most of the material that burned was cardboard but there was some plastic automotive scrap and polyurethane automotive seating scrap in bails for recycling. We were not aware that they started to take the plastic and polyurethane. The fire department hazmat team tested the smoke and determined there were no contaminants that would affect residents off site. When I left at 1 AM the fire department was pulling back the collapsed roof to expose hot spots and putting those out as they moved the roof. The material may smolder for most of today. I will go back out later this morning. ”