Fire sparked at Alcoa facility in Riverdale

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A spark from machinery cutting scrap aluminum started a small fire at the Alcoa facility in Riverdale, Iowa.

The fire was reported just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

A spokesman for Alcoa said workers were cutting scrap aluminum when a spark from the cutting caught some hydraulic fluid on fire.

The fire spread to the outside of a mill, which was not running at the time of the fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and damage was considered to be minor.

No injuries were reported.


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