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Quick Action Prevents Fire From Spreading at ArcelorMittal Tin Mill in Weirton, WV


The Weirton Fire Department is investigating a fire Friday morning at the ArcelorMittal tin mill.

The first started before 9 a.m. in the strip steel section of the mill at Main Street and Virginia Avenue.

Captain Bob Hinchee with the Weirton Fire Department said firefighters were able to isolate the flames and put them out within an hour. Hinchee went on to say had the fire spread to transforms nearby,  the situation could have become much more serious.

All employees were evacuated out of the area quickly.

No injuries were reported.

Hinchee said the cause of the fire appears to be electrical.

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