NEW YORK A fire
broke out July 23 in a coal bunker servicing ArcelorMittal USA
LLCs Burns Harbor, Ind. coke battery operation, the
"The fire was
extinguished, and there were no injuries as a result of the
incident," a company spokeswoman said in an e-mail to
AMM. "We are evaluating the damages and potential
impact, which is anticipated to be minor, on our coke battery
The Porter County Fire
Department was contacted about 1:15 p.m., fire chief Lewis
Craig Sr. told AMM, noting that a truck remained at
the facility as of 3:45 p.m.
A spokesman at the
nearby Burns Harbor Fire Department said trucks had been
dispatched from his department around 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Burns Harbor facility, which produces flat-rolled steel and
plate, operates two coke batteries capable of producing 1.8
million tons of coke annually, according to the 2012 AISTech
directory of iron and steel plants.