Photo credit: Augustine Rodriguez


A large fire was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at the Beck Aluminum plant near 23rd and Racine streets.

Scanner reports from our friends at Racine Uncovered indicate a 30-foot trailer filled with wooden pallets was the primary location of the fire. An officer from the City of Racine first reported the fire, and crews from South Shore Fire Department responded shortly thereafter, including off-duty personnel.

Roads around the plant – including Highways 11 and 32, 23rd and Racine Streets – remain closed to traffic, and residents are reporting heavy smoke.

A former employee commented on the Racine County Eye Facebook page that Beck runs a 24/7 operation, but workers were not in any danger because the trailer is not located near the primary building.

It appears the fire is away from the main buildings, so there should be little risk to employees,” Justin Hankins wrote. “If the trailer would have been docked at the main building, then yes, employees could potentially be at risk.” 

We will update this story as details become available.

Advertising disclosure
To support our site and content, we work with partners to present valuable offers to help you save, earn, and get ahead. We may be compensated for the purchase of goods and services made through the links in this offer program.
Offers for you
Curated offers for our readers
advertiser disclosure
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Start with a free trial.

Get your students coding in no time!

CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Kids will love learning to code with CodeMonkey

  • Ready to Go Courses. With CodeMonkey’s teacher kit and support team, anyone can teach the basics of computer science.
  • Real Coding Languages. CodeMonkey's courses teach text-based coding so students learn to program like a real developer.
  • Game-Based Learning. Kids learn coding in an engaging and rewarding environment that utilizes gaming elements.

Free Trial - Enjoy a full-blown gaming experience that will teach your kids to code!