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Crews Respond to Lithium Fire at MilliporeSigma Plant

October 31, 2018

A lithium fire broke out Tuesday night at the MilliporeSigma plant in Wilson, WI, drawing a response from several fire departments in the area and a hazmat team, local news organizations reported. T

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 9:15 p.m. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but no injuries were reported during the incident, coverage by Fox News affiliate WITI said.

Reports said the facility produces chemicals for consumer electronics, lightbulbs, and personal care products. 

In September 2017, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a $64 million expansion project at the MilliporeSigma plant in Wilson that will expand the site by 80,000 sq ft and add some 75 new jobs.

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