2 hydrants were out of commission as firefighters tackled Republic Steel plant fire Saturday

LORAIN, Ohio - Two nearby hydrants were out of commission when firefighters arrived at the scene of a weekend steel plant fire in northeast Ohio.

The Lorain fire department's report on Saturday's fire at Republic Steel says a shuttle was ordered to bring water but wasn't needed.

According to The (Lorain) Morning Journal , engineers suspect a backfire from an operating furnace somehow got into the oxygen supply line.

Five people suffered minor injuries.

Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars.

Information from The Morning Journal

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