A six-hour blaze Saturday morning at a manufacturing factory in western Pennsylvania left two firefighters injured, local media report.
Shortly before 5 a.m. fire broke out at Sukup Steel Structures in Ambridge, a plant manufacturing grain storage and handling equipment. First arriving units were met with a well involved fire, the Ambridge Fire Department Facebook page states.
“The second alarm was immediately requested and the third alarm was requested shortly after,” the Facebook page states.
Nineteen other fire departments responded from across Beaver and Allegheny counties. Counting departments who covered the call areas of those responding directly some 35 departments were involved.
No employees were injured in the fire. Of two injured firefighters, one suffered smoke inhalation and the other suffered burns.
Although the factory received extensive fire damage firefighters were able to protect areas where chemicals were stored.