BETTERNDORF, Iowa -- The area surrounding Sivyer Steel this afternoon was filled with emergency crews from several departments but the situation looked worse than it actually was, according to a Sivyer Steel official.
A release from the company stated a supervisor detected an odor in the plant, which was determined to be coming from a smoldering fiber barrel containing a powder used in the steel casting-making process. The entire manufacturing facility was evacuated and Bettendorf Police and Fire departments were called as a precaution.
The barrel was isolated and workers were able to return to the building.
There were no injuries reported.