Firefighters called to former coke plant Wednesday morning
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
A fire at the ArcelorMittal coke plant in Monessen was contained to a former cooling tank inside the plant, but firefighters were on the scene for a couple of hours Wednesday as they devised a way to get at the blaze.
Municipal Fire Chief Delmar Hepple said city firefighters and crews at the ArcelorMittal coke plant in Monessen jointly developed a way to gain access to the tank and extinguished the fire, which broke out at 9:11 a.m.
Crews are in the process of dismantling the tank as a part of a multi-million dollar renovation to the coke plant, which will eventually reopen.
Firefighters from both city companies and North Belle Vernon as well as Lock Four's Rapid Intervention Team responded.
No injuries were reported.
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