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No injuries reported in major Mercer County industrial fire

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TRANSFER, PA -No injuries are being reported in a fire that spread through three buildings in the Reynolds Industrial park Friday evening.

Firefighters called to the Salem Tube plant around 5:30 p.m. found smoke billowing so high, residents in neighboring counties were able to see it.

At the height of the fire, fifty fire departments from the five county area were called to assist in some way.

Several aerial trucks were on the scene pouring water down on to the flames.

Tankers had to frequently replenish water supplies from various nearby locations.

Because of the size of the fire and manpower required to battle the flames, a fire department rehab unit was on the scene to provide firefighters drinking water and other needs to help them recover from the exhaustive task.

Fire officials were too busy to confirm which businesses were damaged, however 21 News observed flames coming from the roof of the Furnace Mineral Products building.

Fire departments from some communities began returning to their stations after 9:00 p.m., but crews remained on the scene into the night.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire, or the extent of damages.

According the company website, Salem Tube produces seamless products at a 185,000 square foot facility.

 

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