Crews battle fire at Bettendorf steel plant Monday night

Crews are currently battling a large fire at Sivyer Steel Casings LLC in Bettendorf
Crews are currently battling a large fire at Sivyer Steel Casings LLC in Bettendorf(KWQC/Kyle Bales)
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 11:26 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 8:45 AM CDT
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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) - Fire crews battled a blaze Monday night at Sivyer Steel Castings LLC.

Bettendorf Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 9:04 p.m. Monday at Sivyer Steel Castings, LLC, located at 225 33rd Street, according to a media release. A TV6 crew on the scene late Monday said multiple departments responded to the fire.

According to firefighters, the fire started inside the building and quickly spread throughout the inside. Crews said a column of smoke from the fire could be seen as engine and truck companies were responding. Heavy fire was reported inside the structure and through the roof as the first company arrived.

There were workers inside the building at the time of the incident, but all of them evacuated the building and were accounted for by management personnel on scene, crews said.

Stacey Braden, director of operations, said employees called 911 after the fire started around 9 p.m. He said five employees who were at the plant were able to get out.

Braden added that supervisors were on site early Tuesday and that they are waiting on more information from the Bettendorf Fire Department.

Several agencies were requested to assist, including Medic EMS, Rock Island Arsenal, Davenport, LeClaire, Riverdale and Moline fire departments, crews said. Electrical and gas services were isolated to the building by MidAmerican Energy.

Iowa American Water also was on scene early Tuesday.

No injuries were reported, firefighters said.

Crews said the investigation is ongoing and the the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted to assist.

According to the Bettendorf Fire Department, crews remained on scene through the night and will continue to be at the scene until the investigation can be completed.