Fire breaks out at Specialty Steel in Dunkirk

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – A fire broke out at 8:56 a.m. Sunday morning at Specialty Steel, 836 Brigham Road when a vat of hydrochloric acid on fire.

A ventilation system in the building threw the smoke and fire into the system and an outside ventilation system caught fire as well.

Smoke could be seen for miles around the building.

The plant was evacuated. No evacuations were necessary for the surrounding neighborhood.

Dunkirk Fire used foam to extinguish the fire inside. Chautauqua County Haz-Mat was also notified.

There were no injuries.

Everything is contained and there is no danger to the public, Dunkirk Fire said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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