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Fire at LafargeHolcim in lengthy underground tunnel

Apr 08, 2022 12:30 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media an underground industrial fire at the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Ravena late April 3 brought out more than a dozen agencies, but resulted in no injuries. Both the Ravena and Coeymans fire departments responded to the call at the cement plant on Route 9W. “It was determined that the industrial fire was located in a lengthy underground tunnel,” according to a statement released by the village of Ravena Fire Department. “Crews started the physically demanding task of reaching the fire and started extinguishing the fire.” The fire started in equipment located in an underground tunnel, according to Lafarge plant officials. “The cause of the incident and extent of the damage remain under review, and the plant continues to operate as normal,” officials said. More than a dozen fire, rescue and other agencies assisted at the scene. The Lafarge fire was the second that night, the call coming in 30 minutes after firefighters finished battling a residential structure fire in the village. “After all was said and done, there was a lot of sweat and sore muscles, followed by even more hose to clean up, but we are happy to state that there were no major injuries," Ravena fire officials said. Read more at TheUpStater [dot] com.