Fire at East Alton ammunition plant overnight


EAST ALTON, IL (KPLR)- A two-alarm fire early Sunday at an East Alton ammunition plant required the help of several departments to control the flames. The fire started in a maintenance building at the Olin Corporation’s Winchester Division, located at 600 Powder Mill Road, around 3:00am. Seven fire departments responded to the scene.

One of those, the Bethalto Fire Department, says that the fire was brought under control around 7:30am and that no one was injured.

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The Olin Corporation is a manufacturer of ammunition, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. It is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

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