After a pipe carrying oil became too hot, a fire broke out Tuesday morning at Niagara LaSalle’s steel plant in Hammond, IN, fire officials said.

Hammond firefighters were dispatched at 8:10 a.m. and found fire and smoke showing on the roof, said Fire Chief Jeff Smith.

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A preliminary investigation showed a pipe carrying oil became too hot and caught fire, Smith said. Having said that, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Firefighters used a saw to cut the roof open as they battled the blaze.

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There were no reported injuries in the incident, Smith said.

Niagara LaSalle is North America’s largest independent cold finished steel bar producer, according to its web site.

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