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Fire at Colfor Manufacturing in Malvern causes damage, closes schools

Fire at Colfor Manufacturing in Malvern causes damage, closes schoo
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing in Malvern causes damage, closes schoo(Source: LaTasha Bain)
Updated: Sep. 22, 2020 at 7:45 AM EDT
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MALVERN, Ohio (WOIO) - A fire at Colfor Manufacturing in Malvern, Carroll County left the air filled with smoke and a local school closed Tuesday.

The fire started early Tuesday morning at American Axle & Manufacturing’s Colfor Manufacturing plant on Alliance Road.

Brown Local Schools were closed Tuesday due to no water pressure and concerns over traffic and smoke.

State Route 43 at Route 183 in Malvern was closed for a few hours but is now open.

It’s not yet known what caused the fire.

Fire at Colfor Manufacturing
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing(WOIO)
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing(WOIO)
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing
Fire at Colfor Manufacturing(WOIO)

Color Manufacturing produces auto driveline components, including transmission shafts, axle shafts and wheel spindles.

They are the sole supplier for many of General Motors' needs.

They also make parts for Chrysler and Ford.

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