General Chemical facility partially closed by fire

2010-08-11T11:48:00Z General Chemical facility partially closed by fireThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 11, 2010 11:48 am  • 

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — A fire at the General Chemical Corp. mining facility in southwest Wyoming has interrupted part of its operations.

The fire was reported about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Plant manager Randy Pitts says the Green River Fire Department, with help from two other soda ash companies, extinguished the fire after about 90 minutes with no injuries reported.

Pitts said a portion of the facility's mining operations had been shut down until repairs can be completed.

The cause of the fire was being investigated, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

General Chemical's mining facility is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Green River.

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