A furnace leaked thousands of pounds of metal at a foundry in Radford Monday morning.
Radford Fire Chief Lee Simpkins says his crews were called to the Grede foundry around 6:55 a.m. One of two pressure furnaces had developed a hole, leaking 12 to 15-thousand pounds of molten metal into a pit creating the potential for an explosion or fire. Simpkins says that did not happen, though.
The plant was evacuated for a time. No employees or firefighters were hurt.
A company spokesperson said the plant had resumed normal operations by the afternoon.
Fire crews responded to a small fire at the Grede foundry in Radford on Monday morning.
No one was injured in the fire, according to an official with Grede.
The Grede official tells WDBJ7 that everyone at the foundry is back to work.