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Multiple crews battle massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown

Multiple crews are battling a massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown Saturday morning. (Henry Griffith/WKRC)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Multiple crews are battling a massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown Saturday morning.

Crews were called to the fire at the facility on Crawford Road around 8 a.m.

Local 12 was told the fire is in the middle of the plant. In a press release Saturday, AK Steel said it appeared a ladle in the steelmaking process malfunctioned, releasing liquid steel.

No one was injured, and AK Steel says all employees have been accounted for and cleanup efforts are underway.

AK Steel says they're looking into the cause of the incident.

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