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Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

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Employees evacuated

By The Staff

Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

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TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.

Tell City Fire Department trucks were at the scene and units were en route from Dale and Yankeetown.