Small fire causes brief evacuation of building at Alcoa Davenport Works

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Employees were evacuated from an auxiliary building at the Alcoa facility in Davenport, Iowa after fire broke out in an oil barrel.

The fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  Employees were reportedly able to put it out within a few minutes, and it was confined to an auxiliary building with no impact on the main plant.

“We evacuated about 20 to 30 people from the immediate area at the time as a precaution,” said Alcoa Communications and Public Affairs Manager John Riches.

Firefighters ventilated the building and were gone before 8:30 a.m., Riches said.  There was “no significant impact on operations.”

No injuries were reported.