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Fire at Middletown AK Steel facility under investigation

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 07:15:50-04

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.