OmniSource fire stalls Cash for Clunkers program - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

OmniSource fire stalls Cash for Clunkers program

TOLEDO(WTOL) - A fire at the OmniSource facility on N. Detroit Ave Saturday morning, August 8 could put a crunch on local cash for clunkers programs.

The OmniSource Corporation is one of the main automobile scrappers for northwest Ohio. Employees at the facility said since the Cash for Clunkers program started, more than 100 cars have been shredded at that location.

On Saturday, about 20 workers had to stop scrapping and get out, when they saw flames. It took firefighters just two hours to put out the fire, thanks to the clever use of Washington Township's hover crafts.

Toledo Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerry Abair said that the department uses the crafts for water rescue, and he "used them for positive pressure." He went on to say, "It cleared the smoke out of the building and, from there, we were able to see and get the water where we needed it."

Nobody was hurt in the fire, but with OmniSource playing such a huge role in Cash for Clunkers car scrapping, many dealers may have to wait to see where they'll be able to send those clunkers.

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