Authorities: OmniSource fire unintentional

Fire at OmniSource, 5230 N. Detroit / Tim Wening

More than $150,000 in damages later, Toledo fire authorities are investigating the source of a debris pile fire in North Toledo on Thursday. Authorities said Friday that the fire was ruled unintentional yet the cause is unknown.

Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at OmniSource at 2:40 p.m. The Toledo Blade reports that by 10 p.m., work crews "were using a crane to pull apart the debris pile so firefighters could douse hot spots." The fire was contained by 11:30 p.m., but one firefighter was transported to Mercy St. Vincet Medical Center for injuries.

The N. Detroit Ave. is a scrap metal collection site for OmniSource who is a scrap metal recycler with multiple sites in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

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