Crews work to control fire at Warren Twp. steel plant

A fire broke out at Thomas Steel in Warren Township, Ohio.

WARREN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Crews were on the scene of a fire at Thomas Steel in Warren Township for almost two hours, as they worked to put out hot spots.

Crews were called to the plant on W. Market Street about 7 a.m. Friday.  The Warren Township Fire Department called for help once they arrived on the scene.

Champion, Braceville and Lordstown fire departments also responded to the fire.

The fire, which appeared to have started in an air handling system on the property, was out by the time firefighters arrived, according to Warren Township Fire Department Chief Ken Shick.

“We went in and checked for extinguishment extensions and put out some hot spots that were still smoldering,” said Shick.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thomas Steel specializes in cold-rolled and plated steel.

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