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Hot aluminum starts small fire

Ryan Carter

A fire started by melted aluminum that leaked onto an oil-soaked

pallet sent black smoke billowing into the air above a manufacturing

company.

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The small fire occurred about 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Royal

Diecasting Corp. at 1816 N. Keystone St.

Several employees were evacuated form the single-story structure

and no one was hurt. The blaze was quickly extinguished, Burbank Fire

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Marshal Dave Starr said.

Hot melted aluminum in a ceramic pot leaked onto the pallet and

sent smoke billowing, Starr said, adding the incident looked worse

than it was really was. Damage to the building was minor, officials

said.


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