Archive for February2013

Ember in ventilation system blamed for Ohio business fire

TROY — An ember from a laser cutter is being blamed for a smoky fire Tuesday afternoon at Kerber Sheet Metal. Scott Gheen, a Troy Fire Department platoon leader, said the ember made its way into the ventilation system and ignited several filters at the business, 104 Foss Way. No one was injured and the […]

Crews respond to large fire at Newton Co. business | WLFI – Newton County, Indiana

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Seven fire departments assisted the Kentland Fire Department at a large fire at Lehman Manufacturing in Newton County, including one from as far away as Watseka, Illinois. Newton Co. Sheriff Don Hartman told News 18 the fire started around 8:50 p.m. local time. It took about six hours for firefighters […]

Crews Battle Elements and Flames in Two Minneapolis Fires

There were tough conditions for Minneapolis firefighters Tuesday morning. The blistering cold, windy day made for quite a challenge for the same Minneapolis fire crews battling two early morning fire. It was a long shift of fighting fires in the sub-zero temperatures with wind whipping at the firefighters faces. Some of the challenges in addition […]

Scrap metal inferno near Tampa port under control

TAMPA, Fla. – It was the sort of spectacular blaze that screams disaster. But for all the flames, and all the smoke, and all the potential for problems, the fire barely moved the needle. “How dangerous is a fire like this?” I asked Nacole Revette with Hillsborough Fire Rescue. “It burns very hot,” she said. […]

Fire Breaks Out at NJ Adhesive Manufacturing Plant

All five fire companies put out a fire Monday evening at a facility that contained large vats of flammable industrial solvents, authorities said. Shortly before 2 p.m., Fire Companies 1, 2, and 5 were dispatched to Clifton Adhesives on Burgess Place off of Route 23 South for a reported fire alarm, said Fire Commissioner Steve […]

Transformer fire at California Power Plant

Crews with Samoa Peninsula and Humboldt Bay fire districts responded to a fire at the Fairhaven Power Plant in Samoa on Thursday. Samoa Peninsula Chief Dale Unea said the district received a call reporting flames coming from a transformer at the plant at 3:50 p.m. When fire crews arrived on scene, it was discovered that […]

Fire at asbestos factory in Great Britain

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A huge fire has broken out at a former asbestos factory in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the fire service said. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called out just before 03:00 GMT to the old Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley. Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was now under control. […]

Fire damages NC factory, workers evacuated

Valdese, NC  – Firefighters in Burke County are trying to figure out how a fire started inside a large storage unit at a factory. Valdese Fire Chief Charles Watts tells WBTV all workers inside the Valdese Weaver Plant had to evacuate around one Friday morning. Watts says the fire damaged a lot of yarn and […]

Transformer catches fire during dismantling at California factory

A stubborn oil fire at a power transformer for the former Patterson Vegetable Co. plant on South First Street kept firefighters busy for about three hours Tuesday, Feb. 12. Workers dismantling the plant were draining oil from the transformer, which had been used by the main factory on the east side of South First Street, […]

New York barn fire kills 56 animals

Riga, N.Y. – A fire destroyed a barn in Riga Wednesday morning and claimed the lives of 56 animals inside. Among the dead are 20 lambs. “It’s something you just don’t expect to have happen,” said Brian McCormick. It’s lambing season on the McCormick farm, which has been located on O’Brien Road for three generations. […]

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