A minor crane fire broke out at East Chicago Tin on Wednesday afternoon, but was quickly extinguished before it could do any damage or injure anyone.
"We received a report of smoke in a warehouse at East Chicago Tin," U.S. Steel spokeswoman Meghan Cox said. "The source was a smolder in a disconnect box in a crane cab, which was extinguished with a fire extinguisher by the crane operator, who then quickly reported the incident. U.S. Steel's onsite emergency team responded and called local authorities as a precaution."
No one was hurt and production was not impacted, Cox said.
The former LTV Tin Mill at 101 E. 129th St. in East Chicago makes tin plate, black plate, tin-free steel and coated sheet products, which mainly end up as tin cans for the food industry.