Sunday, August 17, 2008


Elyria – Elyria Firefighters responded Sunday morning to the Elyria Foundry complex on Filbert Street and Gateway Blvd. after receiving a report of a possible structure fire.

When Firefighters arrived they found moderate smoke coming out of multiple points of the “melt shop’s dust collector.”

Plant personnel reported to Fire Officials that the contents of the collector included a mixture of magnesium, nickel, sand and dust.

Firefighters pulled attack lines to protect the exposure but due to not knowing the nature of the burning materials they did not attack the fire.

Officials from the Foundry estimated the damage to the structure at $40,000.00.

Firefighters from Avon and Lorain staffed Elyria’s downtown station to provide coverage for Elyria. The American Red Cross was on scene at the Foundry to provide rehab for the Firefighters.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many trucks were on the scene? Based on coverage coming in, I would assume all who were working were present at the foundry.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As with most fire calls the entire city suppression force of 13 firefighters responds.

They arrive on three pumpers and a Ladder plus the shift commander who drives a SUV

When a working fire occurs all members on-duty battle the fire and we unfortunately have to rely on other cities to cover the rest of the city if other calls come in.

Hope that answers your question.

Chief Joe Pronesti
Elyria Fire Department

6:57 PM  

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