BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters have responded to a
two-alarm fire at a major coke plant near Lake Michigan.
It wasn't immediately clear how large the fire at ArcelorMittal in Burns
Harbor was or whether anyone was injured. Porter, Chesterton, and Burns
Harbor sent firefighters to assist the company fire department.
Porter Fire Department chief Lewis Craig Sr. tells The (Munster) Times
that the fire department at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor plant called for
assistance shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and sent out a second alarm
Emergency officials in the city about 30 miles southeast of Chicago had no
immediate information when contacted by The Associated Press.
The coke plant supplies the sprawling ArcelorMittal steel mill, among the
largest in the U.S.