A fire reportedly erupted at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, prompting a response from emergency personnel.

“At approximately 3:20 p.m. today, emergency personnel responded to a fire at the heat treat building at Scranton Army Ammunition Plant,” the plant said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“The fire has since been extinguished, with no injuries and all personnel accounted for. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. We are currently assessing the damage to determine possible impacts to facilities or production. The safety of our workforce is our primary concern, and we appreciate the quick response of our emergency personnel,” the statement continued.

“The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant(SCAAP) is a United States Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC) facility that manufactures large-caliber metal projectiles and mortar projectile. It is operated by General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS),” The Brief noted.

“Scranton Firefighters currently responding to the Army Ammunition Plant / General Dynamics on Cedar Avenue for a structure fire,” NEPA Fire Photography said.

From The Brief:

It currently produces:

  • 155mm and 105mm artillery projectiles
  • the 105mm PGU-45/B High Fragmentation (HF) Cartridges
  • 120mm Mortar (M120/M121) Projectiles
  • M931 Full Range Training Cartridges (FRTC)
  • M933 and M934 High Explosive (HE)
  • M930 and M983 Illumination
  • M929 White Phosphorus (WP) Smoke
  • 5″/54 (5 inch) Naval Gun Projectile.
  • 8 inch (203mm) and 175mm artillery

It is not currently clear if there is a structure fire, but emergency services are on scene.

This is one of only 7 production arsenals that produce military munitions for the United States military. There are a total of 17 JMC facilities in the U.S.

This story is developing. 

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