Officials Investigating After 2 Blasts, Fire At Steel Plant

Fire officials say there were two explosions and a fire at a suburban Pittsburgh steel plant.

Steelmaking in the basic oxygen shop at Edgar Thomson Plant (photo courtesy of U.S. Steel)
Steelmaking in the basic oxygen shop at Edgar Thomson Plant (photo courtesy of U.S. Steel)

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials say there were two explosions and a fire at a suburban Pittsburgh steel plant.

Plant officials say it happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday in the steelmaking area of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson facility in Braddock.

Health officials say there were no reported injuries.

Firefighting crews from Forest Hills and Braddock responded.

A representative of the workers says all employees are accounted for.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known. Plant officials are investigating.

Steelmaking in the basic oxygen shop at Edgar Thomson Plant (photo courtesy of U.S. Steel)Steelmaking in the basic oxygen shop at Edgar Thomson Plant (photo courtesy of U.S. Steel)
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