Alton firefighters congregate after they discovered a barge fire was extinguished just before their arrival at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam.

Alton firefighters responded to what appeared to be a barge fire near the Melvin Price Locks and Dam on Thursday morning and it was contained as soon as they arrived.

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Alton Fire Department spokesperson Rob Frank said the problem occurred in the engine of a crane. He said it was a crane of a contractor who is working on the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.

The fire department described the problem as a coolant hose being blown in the crane, spilling a large amount of antifreeze all over the engine room of the crane. Fire officials did not know if there was any internal damage done.

 

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