USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant
22 February 2017

According to several local news sources, approximately 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a conveyor belt fire at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Hagerstown, USA. It is unclear in which part of the facility the conveyor belt caught fire. No injuries resulted from the fire.

Local Fire Department Deputy Chief, Adam Hopkins: "We had an overloaded conveyor belt catch fire and burn. The fire was difficult to access and required extensive work to access."

The firefighters did not have adequate access to water, and responders had to bring in two tanker task forces, Hopkins said.

In October 2016 LafargeHolcim celebrated the completion of a US$96m investment in the Hagerstown facility.

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