Acid Fire at PA Steel Plant

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 10:09 AM gHale

A plume of smoke was visible over Dunkirk, PA, Sunday morning after an acid fire at the Universal Specialty Steel off Brigham Road, officials said.

Crews from the Dunkirk Fire Department, Chautauqua County Emergency Services and HazMat were on the scene around 10:20 to investigate.

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More than 1,000 yards of hose was needed in an effort to contain the fire in one of the buildings located behind the Brigham Road facility.

Dunkirk police had Brigham Road closed from Willowbrook Avenue to Lucas Avenue.

The report of the fire came in around 9:30. Crews remained on the scene through the afternoon.

Cause of the incident is under investigation.

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