“There have been no employees injured — all employees have been accounted for, and cleanup efforts are underway,” a company statement said. “We are looking into the cause of the situation and have no further information at this time.”
When contacted Sunday, Lisa Jester, AK Steel’s corporate communication manager, had no additional comment beyond Saturday’s statement.
Spaulding said one firefighter/paramedic was taken to Atrium Medical Center for minor injuries and was treated and released.
Lolli said it will take several weeks to determine what exactly happened and damage estimates at this early stage are impossible to predict.
Fire departments from Middletown, Franklin, Monroe and Liberty Twp. responded to the scene.