Fire at Pennsylvania Titanium Plant Causes $3.5M in Damage

June 21, 2013

Investigators say a fire earlier this week at a titanium-manufacturing plant in eastern Pennsylvania caused $3.5 million in damage and has been ruled accidental.

The blaze started in a building at the Timet Corp. facility in Caernarvon Township around 8 p.m. Monday. Officials say it happened in a large building where raw materials are stored. No one was hurt in the fire, which took about three hours to control.

The Reading Eagle reports Twin Valley Fire Department Chief Keith Romig says a propane tank exploded during the fire, but that there was no contamination to the air or water in the area.

Pennsylvania State Police investigators have ruled the fire accidental. Officials are estimating damages at $3.5 million.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

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