Foundry Gutted by Fire

More than 60 firefighters battled an intense blaze that gutted an Anaheim foundry Thursday night, causing an estimated $10 million damage.

Authorities were trying to determine the whereabouts of two cleaning people who may have been inside the building at the time of the fire.

The blaze began about 8:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Foundry Co. in the 800 block of Orangethorpe Avenue, and was brought under control two hours later, Fire Department spokesman John McPhillips said.

Three separate alarms were called for the blaze and 12 fire engines were sent to the building, which at one point was engulfed in flames.

McPhillips said the fire caused an estimated $8 million damage to the building's contents and as much as $2 million to the structure. Cause of the fire had not been determined.

A hazardous materials team will test the area for toxics, McPhillips said.

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