Mysterious plume of smoke investigated in Wixom

The plume of smoke is coming from Korex Corporation's building, where detergents and other soap products are made.

- Part of a major road in Wixom was closed Monday morning as officials investigated a mysterious plume of smoke.

Fire crews went to the Korex Corporation building on Pontiac Trail road just before 2:30 a.m., responding to a smoke alarm. They did not find any flames but a big plume of white smoke was coming from the building.

Police closed off Pontiac Trail at Wixom Road for the investigation and a Hazmat team was called. Employees at bussinesses surrounding Korex were also kept from the area. 

"Oakland County Hazmat team has been conducting air quality testing on this plume of smoke, of an unknown source that is coming from the building," Wixom Police Lt. Rom Moore told us. "I'm happy to report that the preliminary reports on the air testing is that there is no toxicity in this plume of smoke."

Additional tests were done and the all-clear was given around 8:30 a.m. when they located the source of the plume Officials did not say what caused the smoke.

Detergents and other soap products are produced in the building.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 


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