A major fire in Highland Township closed down M-59 in both directions for several hours this morning.

The fire in the NAPA Auto Parts store on North Milford Road forced officials to closed M-59 in both directions at North Milford Road until about 8:30am. Flames could be seen coming from the building. Several fire departments from surrounding communities were requested to assist in battling the blaze, which destroyed the store. The business was closed at the time and there were no reports of injuries.

The North Oakland County Hazmat Team was notified and responded to the scene. Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Highland Township substation assisted with several road closures and detouring traffic from the scene. An OCSO fire investigator will be assisting the Highland Township Fire Department with a cause and origin investigation.

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