Equipment failure sparks foundry fire

Published 9:28 am Monday, December 29, 2014

HIBBING — Officials say equipment failure sparked a fire at a foundry in Hibbing. 

Investigators said molten steel poured out of a furnace and spattered, causing spot fires at Northern Foundry Sunday night.

Fire crews arrived to find smoke coming out of a large overhead door of the main building. A facility supervisor said the fire may delay production by one to five days.

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