Minor fire extinguished at ThyssenKrupp plant

DANVILLE — A morning fire at ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft on Lynch Road in Danville has been extinguished, according to Larry Thomason, Danville public safety director.

Danville firefighters were called to the crankshaft manufacturing plant at 1000 Lynch Road at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday for a fire in a large industrial oven used in the manufacturing process, according to Thomason.

Employees were evacuated for a short time as a safety precaution. Thomason said the fire got into the air exchange system, but the facility's internal safety crew managed to extinguish the fire before the arrival of the fire department.

Thomason said firefighters remain on the scene checking for fire in the air exchange system and the insulation in the roof. He said it appears the fire remained isolated to the equipment and parts of the ventilation system.

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