Fire­fighters Battle Large Fire at Steel Mill Near Seguin (TX)

Guadalupe County area fire departments battled a large fire early Wednesday at a steel plant near Seguin, reports ksat.com.

The fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. at the CMC Steel Texas facility located at 1 Steel Mill Drive near Interstate 10 and FM 1620 east of San Antonio.  

CMC Steel officials said the fire started on one of its material feedstock piles. City of Seguin spokesperson Morgan Ash said the first fire department to respond was the Lake McQueen Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire got out of control and numerous other agencies responded. The fire grew but remained within the pile and did not spread to any buildings, Ash said.

A large plume of smoke could be seen for miles, but Seguin city officials tell KSAT 12 no evacuations have been ordered in the area. There have been no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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