U.S. Steel officials have cleared up a mystery.
On Friday morning, we received several calls about a red smoke cloud over the city. Fire investigators say it came from the U.S. Steel Plant in Fairfield.
U.S. Steel representative Erin DiPietro sent out this statement to clarify the incident:
"Mid morning on Friday, August 17, a controlled pour of iron was conducted at U. S. Steel Fairfield Works. A controlled pour of iron is an infrequent necessity in order to safely handle hot metal. It involves pouring iron out of the ladle onto a prepared surface location. All safety precautions were taken and no one was injured in the pour. Due to moisture accumulation, the pour did result in loud noises and an occurrence of visible emissions. Operations were not impacted."
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