A fire at the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter led to a major emergency response Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22.
Crews from four fire districts, as well as Alcoa’s own fire crews, were called to the scene at 4050 Mountain View Road around 4 p.m. Light smoke was reported coming from a building at the facility.
No one was injured, said Josh Wilund, a spokesman for Alcoa. Within minutes, the flames were contained, and plant production was not impacted, he said.
So far no other details have been released about the extent of the fire or damage to the facility.
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The smelter, four miles west of Ferndale, employs about 640 people.