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Fire Put Out at Buzzi Unicem Cement Plant in Pennsylvania

June 10, 2019
A view of the Buzzi Unicem USA cement plant in Stockertown, PA. Image courtesy of Forks Township Fire Department
A view of the Buzzi Unicem USA cement plant in Stockertown, PA. Image courtesy of Forks Township Fire Department

Crews from several area fire departments responded to a fire in a six-story production tower at the Buzzi Unicem USA cement plant in Stockertown, PA last Friday, several local news organizations reported. 

About 40 firefighters were called to the Hercules Drive scene after the blaze was reported at about 8 p.m., coverage by The Allentown Morning Call said. During the two-hour effort to douse the flames, crews used ladder trucks to access the upper floors of the tower, Forks Township Fire Department Chief Chuck Gallagher told the newspaper. 

A firefighter was transported to an area hospital for treatment for exertion and release about half an hour later, according to news website LehighValleyLive.com.

The fire was contained to an in-feed area inside a kiln at the facility, Chief Gallagher said in the Morning Call article.

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