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Blaze at Coplan Iron & Metal Co.

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Black smoke rises off a pile of cars at Coplan Iron & Metal Co. The salvage yard lit fire shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday.

ESCANABA – Escanaba Public Safety and Escanaba Township firefighters are battling a blaze at Coplan Iron & Metal Co. Early reports indicate multiple vehicles on fire and concerns about propane tanks in the area.

Black smoke can be seen rising out of the salvage yard from a distance.

The fire at this salvage yard comes within a week of another salvage yard fire. Last Tuesday fire destroyed Pete’s Auto Wrecking, located West of Escanaba. Multiple fire departments spent countless hours working to extinguish that blaze.

Watch the Daily Press for more information on the story as it develops.

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