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Fire at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor Damages Furnace

Written by Sandy Williams

No one was injured in an explosion at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor on Thursday morning, which caused damage to the mill’s “D” blast furnace.

A spokesperson for ArcelorMittal said the explosion and resulting fire was caused by a stove dome failure and the furnace was safely taken offline.

Burns Harbor Fire and EMS, along with the Porter fire department, were called to the scene to assist ArcelorMittal security units with fire suppression.

“We are thankful there are no injuries as a result of the incident. The cause of the incident remains under investigation,” said the spokesperson.

“We are creating a timeline for repairs and the company does not anticipate any impact on our ability to meet customer demand.”

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