A fire broke out at the Lafarge Ravena plant in Albany, NY on Monday as a rubber conveyor belt carrying limestone snapped and caught fire, according to John Reagan, public affairs manager for the Lafarge division.
The blaze broke out after 2pm and it took firefighters about two hours to douse. The fire was contained to the conveyor belt was not in danger of spreading to the main cement plant.
Mr Reagan says because the plant has limestone stockpiles, operations are continuing as usual. Crews were scheduled to try to get up to the belt and assess the damage as soon as possible.