Smoking electric panel leads to evacuation at Flint Engine South plant

Workers resumed operations later Tuesday afternoon
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM EST
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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - A smoking electrical panel at the General Motors Flint Engine South plant led to employees evacuating late Tuesday morning.

The incident was reported in the engine plant on Van Slyke Road around 11:45 a.m. Security officials at the plant reported employees remained outside as of 12:30 p.m.

The Flint Fire Department says an electrical panel in the building started smoking but did not catch fire. Firefighters and workers at the plant turned off power to the panel, cleared smoke from inside the building and made repairs.

The plant resumed operations later Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported during the incident.

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