Gas leak under investigation at AK Steel

Aerial view of the AK Steel Middletown Works.  The big steel producer covers more than 2,700 acres in the city to operate coke ovens, a blast furnace, hot strip mill and more than a dozen other steel production related processes.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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Aerial view of the AK Steel Middletown Works. The big steel producer covers more than 2,700 acres in the city to operate coke ovens, a blast furnace, hot strip mill and more than a dozen other steel production related processes. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

A gas leak is under investigation at AK Steel Corp. in Middletown.

The Middletown Division of Fire responded to the plant after the leak was detected.

Mutual aid was requested around 9 p.m. for Monroe and Franklin fire crews to also respond.

We are working to find out more about the gas leak and what caused it.

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