UPDATE: Large Fire at AAM Malvern Plant, Formerly ColFor

MALVERN, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Sources indicate everyone got out of the American Axle and Manufacturing Malvern plant Tuesday morning when a fire broke at around 5 a.m.

Images from the fire scene show at least the roof of the plant heavily involved in fire.

Great Trail Fire District firefighters got assistance from other departments in knocking down the fire.

Route 43 was closed for about five hours.

Nearby Malvern Elementary School was forced to close.

The former ColFor plant is near the intersection of Routes 43 and 183 in Malvern.

No word from the department or the company on the extent of damage.