Schools closed today after warehouse fire

Posted at 5:09 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 17:23:10-05

This morning, a massive warehouse in Highland Park is still smoldering after catching fire more than 24 hours ago.

At least four schools are closed this morning because of the smoke--and there's a Boil Water Advisory issued for the city.

The warehouse is located on the corner of Oakman and Hamilton. We're told the fire started around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

Reclaim Detroit used part of the warehouse to run their business. They strip down abandoned houses and save items that are considered antique.

It's not yet clear what started the fire, but we're told propane tanks in the warehouse created a challenge for firefighters. 

Firefighters remained on aerial platforms fighting the fire, but they were able to get fire trucks into the property, after heavy equipment was brought in to carve out pathways

Right now, Highland Park Fire Chief Kevin Coney said they have about 60 percent of the fire knocked out.

Crews will remain on scene around the clock fighting until the last flame is gone. Firefighters believe that may take several more days. That's when they can begin the investigation as to how the fire started.