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Fire reported at Alcoa Intalco Works smelter near Ferndale

Casting specialist Ron Moa lifts a aluminum t-ingot at the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter west of Ferndale , Friday , Aug. 12, 2016.
Casting specialist Ron Moa lifts a aluminum t-ingot at the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter west of Ferndale , Friday , Aug. 12, 2016. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

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.

The smelter, four miles west of Ferndale, employs about 640 people.

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