Fire Put Out at General Dynamics Plant in Nebraska

April 15, 2019

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Fire Put Out at General Dynamics Plant in Nebraska
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A fire ignited at the General Dynamics plant in Lincoln, NE on Monday evening as workers were mixing chemicals during a production process and a reaction occurred, local television news station KOLN reported. 

Firefighters were called to the scene after the blaze started at about 7:30 p.m. Some workers on site attempted to douse the flames with fire extinguishers, according to the station’s coverage. Employees safely evacuated the facility and no injuries were logged during the incident. 

Officials told KOLN that various chemicals were present in a room in the plant where the fire broke out, forcing fire personnel to approach the area with caution. 

Operated by General Dynamics’ Ordinance and Tactical Systems business since 1963, the Lincoln facility manufactures composite rocket motor cases, missile launch tubes, pressure vessels, and structures for defense and aerospace uses, according to information on the company’s website. 

This March, General Dynamics announced plans to expand the plant by 50,000 sq ft. in response to an uptick in demand for the plant’s products from U.S. Department of Defense programs. Construction began on the addition last month.  

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