On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported electrical fire at the CMC Steel Texas plant on FM 1620 in McQueeney. Upon our arrival, we worked with CMC Steel personnel to extinguish a fire inside an equipment room in the middle of the plant. It took several hours and the assistance of the Seguin, Kingsbury, New Berlin, Lake Dunlap and Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph AFB fire departments to confine and extinguish the fire that was burning in an underground equipment tunnel. The fire was extinguished and all fire department personnel were clear of the scene by 9:00 PM. The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all of our mutual aid partners along with the Guadalupe County Fire Marshals Office and the CMC Steel plant staff for working together extremely well to bring this incident to a successful conclusion and we are happy to report that there were no injuries to firefighters or CMC Steel staff.
Provided by McQueeney VFD Chief Tim Bogisch