Fire at ASARCO Hayden crusher

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Smoke billows from the crusher building at the ASARCO complex in Hayden. Photo courtesy of Lillian Rabago-Campos

Smoke billows from the crusher building at the ASARCO complex in Hayden. Photo courtesy of Lillian Rabago-Campos

  Last Tuesday, big plumes of smoke billowed out of the crusher at the ASARCO complex in Hayden after sparks from a welder started a blaze.  The fire started about 9 a.m. and it was extinguished within an hour and a half. 

  Local fire departments assisted with the blaze.

  All appropriate environmental and safety agencies were notified.  About 30 people work at the crusher. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze. 

  At press time there was not a estimated cost for the damages.

Mila Besich-Lira (435 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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