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Johnstown Plant Fire
1/8/2013
 
 
 

An explosion in an electronic furnace led to a three alarm fire that forced the evacuation of workers from the North American Hoganas Plant in Johnstown's Moxham neighborhood.  No one was hurt and employees are back at work in other plant buildings but Officials are already looking for the cause.  One man spotted flames shooting from the furnace.  He alerted co-workers and they ran for an exit.  On the way they reported hearing the explosion.  The location of the fire made it more difficult for crews to put it out.  Workers say they are trained to respond to situations like this.  The plant hopes to be back in production in about two to four weeks.

  
 
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