Aerial view of the AK Steel Middletown Works. The big steel producer covers more than 2,700 acres in the city to operate coke ovens, a blast furnace, hot strip mill and more than a dozen other steel production related processes.
Fire fighters are investigating a fire that struck a building on the campus of AK Steel’s Middletown works early this morning.
According to Middletown fire officials, the flames began in one of the facility’s mills, but the cause is currently unknown. The facility includes multiple steel milling machines, and it is unclear which of these was the source of the fire.
Initial reports indicated that a two-story brick building was on fire, with flames both on the roof and inside.
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