Tucson cement plant fire, USA

Tucson cement plant fire, USA
Published: 02 November 2010

A fire ignited at a Tucson-area cement plant concerning a 10t container of asphalt.

A hole developed in a container of mixing asphalt and some of the leaked asphalt became ignited, according to Katy Heiden, Northwest Fire spokeswoman.

The severity of the situation was heightened because large tanks with flammable materials were near the scene. Fire department crews safely extinguished the fire and only one plant worker suffered minor injuries.

The plant is located on the 6600 block of North Casa Grande Highway, south of Ina Road north of Tucson.