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Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at ArcelorMittal Plant in Ohio

October 11, 2018
A sign near the entrance to the ArcelorMittal plant in Cleveland, OH. Image courtesy of Google Maps
A sign near the entrance to the ArcelorMittal plant in Cleveland, OH. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Firefighters responded to a conveyor belt fire at an ArcelorMittal steel production plant in Cleveland, OH on Thursday, the Cleveland Fire Department said in a post on the social media platform Twitter. 

Officials said the flames were brought under control after fire personnel arrived at the scene, but the fire continued to smolder for some time. Crews deployed foam to smother the lingering fire. No injuries were logged during the incident. 

A spokesperson from ArcelorMittal told NBC News affiliate WKYC that the fire was contained to a coke breeze belt in an iron production area, and that the incident would likely not disrupt production. 

The production site in Cleveland has a steelmaking capacity of 3.8 million tn and employs 1890 workers, according to information on the company’s website. Products from the plant are used in the automotive, construction, converters, and distribution markets. 

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