Aluminum Dust Fires

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

A close call for one Valley manufacturer Friday night-- where firefighters say a fire could have become explosive.

Two fires broke out at Neuman Aluminum USA in Verona around eight thirty.

Firefighters believe both were sparked by aluminum dust -- one near an engine and the other under a conveyer belt.

Firefighters could not use water to put out the fires because of the aluminum, so they smothered both with dry powder.

About a dozen workers evacuated the plant. No injuries were reported.

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