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No injuries reported in Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. plant fire

The Tribune-Review
| Friday, June 15, 2007 12:00 a.m

There were no injuries in a fire Thursday afternoon on a small section of a finishing line at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.’s Allenport plant in Washington County, a company spokesman said.

Firefighting personnel from the plant and Mon Valley fire departments were able to extinguish the fire quickly, said Dennis Halpin, a Wheeling-Pittsburgh spokesman. A Washington County 911 supervisor said the alarm came in at 3:39 p.m.

Production on the plant’s pickling line, which is filled with an acidic mixture that finishes rolls of steel, should resume today or Saturday, Halpin said. Company personnel were assessing damage to the pickling line, he said.

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