Archive for February2013

$100,000 in Fire Damage at Mass. Dow Chemical Plant

A fire early Thursday morning has caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a Dow Chemical plant on Forest Street in Marlborough. It was an early morning fire that set off the sprinkler system at the Dow Chemical plant at 455 Forest Street combining with a fire to cause an estimated $100,000 in damage, according […]

Ductwork fire damages Oregon wood pellet plant

REDMOND, Ore. – An extensive fire in exterior ductwork caused about $4,000 damage to a Redmond wood pellet plant early Friday morning, officials said. Redmond Fire and Rescue responded at 5:23 a.m. to the reported fire at Pacific Pellet, located at 601 East Antler, said Fire Marshal Traci Cooper. Arriving crews found fire coming from […]

‘A lot’ of animals, 2 buildings lost in Iowa hog plant fire

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — Multiple area fire departments were called to a fire at a hog confinement facility 10 miles west of Columbus Junction. According to Lynn Mincer, chief of the Columbus Junction volunteer fire department, the call came in at 12:53 p.m. Friday about a fire at Mipa Hog Farms, 19335 County Road X17, […]

Fire breaks out at California asphalt plant

Posted: Feb 01, 2013 6:36 PM EST Updated: Feb 01, 2013 8:32 PM EST SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A fire at a Mira Mesa construction-materials processing plant sent a thick column of smoke into the air Friday afternoon until crews could quell the flames. The blaze started at about 3:30 pm. at Vulcan Materials […]

Damage from Cheesecake Factory fire estimated at $2.5 million

Cause was an accidental gas leak to fryer; pilot light in appliance was source of ignition UPDATED 4:39 PM HST Feb 01, 2013 HONOLULU —It’s not known when one of the busiest restaurants in Waikiki will reopen after an early morning fire. Firefighters called to Waikiki for restaurant fire Firefighters scrambled to the Royal Hawaiian […]

A different kind of factory fire: Hawaiian Firefighters Respond to Cheesecake Factory fire

Fire officials: Possible grease fire in the kitchen HONOLULU, HI —Firefighters scrambled to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center early Friday morning after a fire broke out at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki, according to fire officials. The fire broke out around 3:23 a.m inside The Cheesecake Factory kitchen. A […]

Former Car Dealer / Factory Building On Fire In Indiana

  A fire at the old Mint factory in Milan on Friday. submitted by Amanda Harper (Milan, Ind.) – Firefighters are on the scene of a large fire in Milan.  The blaze was reported at about 3:50 p.m. at the former Mint Assembly factory on Main Street near the south side of town, dispatchers said. […]

Factory worker taken to hospital with serious burns following factory fire at Moorooka

AUSTRALIA — A factory worker is in intensive care at Royal Brisbane Hospital with burns to his face and torso after a factory fire in Brisbane’s south this morning. A firefighter was also injured. The blaze, at the Fulcrum factory on Evesham St in Moorooka, broke out just after 6am, fire crews rushing to the […]

Investigation continues into Young’s Seafood factory fire

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Grimsby, U.K — INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into fire which broke out at the Young’s Seafood factory. About 40 firefighters tackled the blaze which started in a fryer just before 11.30am at the factory on Humberstone Road, in Grimsby, on Wednesday.  ​ The scene of a fire at the Young’s factory on Humberstone Road in Grimsby. […]

36 hours later, Wisconsin factory fire still burns

MILWAUKEE – Hundreds of firefighters are battling a fire at a Burlington-based food factory that has burned for more than 36 hours. Crews have contained the fire, but have been working on hot spots in sub-zero temperatures. “Conditions are terrible when it gets like this,” explained Joseph Robbins of the Williams Bay Fire Department to TODAY’S […]

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