Lithium Fire at WI Chem Plant

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 05:11 PM gHale

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.

Firefighters got the call at 9:15 p.m. The cause of the fire remains unknown, and there were no injuries reported during the incident.

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The facility produces chemicals for consumer electronics, lightbulbs, and personal care products.

In September last year, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said a $64 million expansion project at the MilliporeSigma plant in Wilson to grow the site by 80,000 sq ft and add some 75 new jobs.

Fire officials are still investigation the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage.

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