Fire at Mesabi Nugget, No Injuries

Posted at: 05/08/2013 8:52 PM
Updated at: 05/09/2013 5:41 PM

Firefighters from multiple agencies worked together to put out a fire at the Mesabi Nugget plant in Hoyt Lakes.

The plant manager, Jeff Hansen, said in a statement Wednesday night that it appears the blaze started in one of the pellet drying lines, and did damage some of the surrounding equipment.

No one was hurt. "We followed all of our safety procedures and protocols in responding to the fire. We are grateful for the rapid response of local firefighters and responders, and their work in extinguishing the fire rapidly," he said.

They continue to investigate what caused the blaze, but Hansen said damage appears to be limited, and production would resume in the near future.