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Foam used to extinguish oil fire at Dunkirk metals plant

DUNKIRK – Firemen spent an hour and a half Wednesday morning fighting an oil fire in a Dunkirk metals plant, City of Dunkirk Fire Chief Michael Edwards said.

The fire was reported at 10:43 a.m. at the Special Metals plant, 100 Willowbrook Ave.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene were told about an oil and grease fire in a mechanical area.

“Fire Department crews applied several dry chemical fire extinguishers to attempt extinguishment,” Edwards said. “Access to the fire area was difficult and the fire was finally contained with the use of foam. It took approximately 1½ hours to control the fire.”

No injuries were reported.

An engine from the Fredonia Fire Department stood by at Dunkirk fire headquarters.

The fire was triggered by overheated equipment, officials said.