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SFD crews battle liquid metal fire at steel plant

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CADDO PARISH, La. -

An electrical fire kept Shreveport fire crews busy for hours late Friday night.

As many as sixteen fire trucks were on scene at a south Caddo parish business.

It happened at Ternium Steel, a manufacturer of flat and long steel products, at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.

Employees say zinc, a liquid metal, leaked onto electrical wiring causing the blaze.

As many as several dozen employees had to be evacuated, but no major injuries were reported.

Zinc reacts violently with water, so fire crews had to use extinguishers to put out the blaze.

 

 


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