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Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press
Michigan’s largest deer processing facility was severely damaged in a large fire early Friday morning.
Six local fire departments sent more than 40 firefighters to the scene, where no one was injured, according the station. Employees were able to salvage some of the business’ meat, Channel 7 WXYZ reports.
Smoke House owner Steve Francis told WWJ that on top of losing his business of nearly 30 years, he had a heart attack and lost his father in the last two weeks.
The facility’s destruction also comes just as Michigan’s deer hunting season is opening.