Blaze hits troubled Indiana auto shredder

Nov 21, 2011 | 04:35 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  auto shredder, shredder fire, Summit, Peter Coulopoulos, John Leslie, Susan Severtson, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — An Indiana auto shredder that already faces being placed in receivership for allegedly walking on $4.9 million in loans suffered a fire Saturday that required firefighters from four towns to put out the blaze.

The city of Gary has asked a court to permanently shut Summit Inc. after the fire engulfed a pile of shredder fluff Saturday morning, according to Gary Fire Prevention Bureau chief inspector John A. Leslie. Personnel from Indiana’s East Chicago, Gary, Lake Ridge and New Chicago municipalities responded to the scene.....

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