Buzzi Unicem reports fire at Stockertown plant

Buzzi Unicem reports fire at Stockertown plant
10 June 2019

Buzzi Unicem USA reported a fire at its Hercules facility in Stockertown, Pennsylvania, last Friday night. Crews of firefighters from local departments were called to the scene and arrived to see flames on the third-floor platform of the preheater tower.

The firefighters pulled water from a nearby creek to put out the fire, which was reportedly under control after two hours. The fire was contained to a kiln in-feed area and workers were able to resume production, despite six plant workers being evacuated from the site.

As of yet, it is still unclear how the fire started. Chuck Gallagher, Forks Fire Chief, has confirmed that the plant was operating at the time.

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