Firefighter Released From Hospital After Suffering Burns in Morning Fire
An industrial complex was the site of a Thursday morning fire in Rochester Hills.
A Rochester Hills firefighter has been released from the hospital after being treated Thursday morning for burns that he received while battling a fire at a business in the city.
The incident happened around 5:15 a.m. in an industrial complex in the 1900 block of Star Batt Drive, near Crooks Road and M-59. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene to see, through the front windows, smoke filling the office areas of the building.
On the Rochester Patch Facebook page, reader David Mowat said that by 5:40 a.m. the "sky was lit up" from the fire.
According to the Rochester Hills Fire Department, which responded to the scene, the fire was contained to the roof area of the business, which was identified by the sheriff's office as OPW Decks. OPW makes deck sealants and restoration products, according to the business website.
Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell said the firefighter who was injured suffered burns to his legs during the fire.
According to a report from WXYZ, which was on the scene early this morning, at least five area businesses have smoke damage from the fire.