Small Fire at United Taconite in Forbes

Updated: July 10, 2019 09:43 PM

Cleveland-Cliffs confirmed that there was a small fire at United Taconite on Wednesday afternoon in Forbes.

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The company said it occurred in a coal mill on one of the company's furnace lines.

Fire departments responded, and the fire was put out. No one was hurt and there are no safety issues, per Cliffs.

Cliffs said the company is still monitoring and fire watch will continue for the remainder of Wednesday. And there was not any significant damage.

Pellet production was not affected.

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