ELLWOOD CITY, Pennsylvania — Authorities say fire crews have brought under control a blaze at a battery and hazardous waste recycling plant in western Pennsylvania.
Lawrence County emergency officials say the fire at the Inmetco plant in Ellwood City, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, was reported at about 9 a.m. Sunday and under control less than two hours later. Crews continued to douse hot spots in the afternoon.
The Ellwood City fire chief told WPXI that four firefighters were treated for chemical burns to their hands; two returned to the fire scene and the other two remained at the hospital but were said to be not seriously injured.
Inmetco, a subsidiary of Horsehead Holdings Corp., says it recycles "thousands of tons of nickel, chromium, iron, molybdenum and cadmium bearing wastes" each year.