NEW YORK A fire
at ArcelorMittal USA LLCs Burns Harbor, Ind., facility
did not interrupt production.
The Sept. 15 blaze
began at about 2:40 p.m. local time on a conveyor unit that
carries reverted materials to the sinter plant, a company
spokesman told AMM in an e-mail.
"The minor fire did
not interrupt iron or steel production at the facility and
therefore poses no threat to our ability to meet customer
demand," he said. "Burns Harbor, Porter, Portage, Chesterton
and Washington Township Fire Departments assisted the
ArcelorMittal fire crew in extinguishing the fire. At 5:30
p.m., the fire was under control."
The company said no
employees were injured as a result of the fire, but one
contractor firefighter was taken to the hospital for
The cause of the fire
is under investigation.
The fully integrated
steelmaking facility specializes in hot-rolled, cold-rolled and
coated-sheet products. It operates two blast furnaces and is
capable of producing 4.7 million tons of raw steel annually,
according to its website.