Mechanical fire at Freeport McMoRan Sierrita mine

Mechanical fire at Freeport McMoRan Sierrita mine

GREEN VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Crews from the Green Valley Fire Department, Rural/Metro, the Tucson Fire Department and Drexel Heights Fire District responded to help battle a fire at the Sierrita Mine at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

According to Lt. Pratt, public information officer with Green Valley Fire, the fire was believed to have started in one of the rock crushing machines, and was referred to as a mechanical fire.

The fire spread to the air ducts, according to the GVPIO. The fire was out by 3:50 p.m.   Minor injuries were treated on site.

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