Oil catches fire at Vulcan

Firefighters from three departments responded to a two-alarm fire at Vulcan Inc.’s aluminum mill and were able to douse the blaze before it did any major damage or caused injuries.

Foley Fire Chief Jamie Hinton said the fire started shortly after 10 a.m. in a container used to recycle oil at the mill, which sits along North Poplar Street.

Firefighters, who responded from Foley, Summerdale and Magnolia Springs, were able to extinguish the fire within about two minutes of their arrival, in part because it was confined to the recycling container, which had only a 3-foot-by-3-foot opening at its top, Hinton said.

Oil catches fire at Vulcan