Tank Catches Fire at Alpena DPS Facility

A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a manufacturing facility in Alpena.

The Alpena City Fire Department says it happened at Decorative Panels International on Ford Ave.

9&10 News viewers sent in pictures and video, which show thick black smoke coming from the center of the complex.

Fire crews arrived at the plant around 2:30 pm.

They found a clarifying tank in the back of the plant on fire.

The fire department says the sludge in it accidentally caught fire as BIO-Plant workers were cutting something above it.

Fire crews and plant personnel worked together to contain the fire to the tank and to put it out.

Alpena’s fire captain says no one was hurt.