Wilkins Twp. Incident Not An Explosion

WILKINS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — No one was hurt when fire erupted at a plant in Wilkins Township.

A worker at Anker Industries was using a torch to cut bolts off the lid of a drum containing aluminum dust, a flammable material, when the lid popped off along with three other drums in the vicinity.

It caused a fire that sent thick smoke through the building. Workers evacuated.

Firefighters had to use dry sand to put out the fire.

Initially, there were concerns about an explosion.

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