Archive for March2013

Unknown cause of explosion and fire at Iowa fiber plant

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) – The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is investigating what caused an explosion and fire at a fiber plant Friday morning. Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, says crews were called to J Rettenmaier USA at 725 41st Avenue Drive SW shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday. Buelow […]

MI manufacturing business destroyed in fire

FREEPORT, MI — Flames destroyed the Cheesebrough Corp. manufacturing company here early Thursday morning, drawing at least five departments to the scene on Division Street for hours. At 6:30 a.m., Barry County dispatchers said Freeport firefighters were still on scene at the building, 260 Division St. There were no injuries reported. Firefighters spent hours battling […]

Fire at MI pool supply company leaves 1 firefighter injured

TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) – Crews battled a fire at a pool supply company in Taylor Thursday morning that left one firefighter injured. Officials say the fire broke out overnight at PoolTown located on the 7800 block of Telegraph Road between Wick and Ecorse roads. Officials say one firefighter was treated for inhaling chlorine fumes. The […]

Fire crews respond to Oregon industrial fire

The Albany Fire Department went to the scene of an industrial fire at Panolam Industries at 3030 SW Calapooia just before 5 p.m. Monday. When crews arrived, they saw black smoke coming from the building. The building manager attempted to use several fire extinguishers while other employees called 911. Engines and ambulances from all four […]

Company employees help contain industrial fire in WV plant

WILSONBURG — Employees at Ronald Lane Pipeline Construction kept an industrial fire from getting out of control Tuesday afternoon, a fire official said. The company occupies the back section of the Precision Coil building on Wilsonburg Road. It is believed the fire was started by a spark from a welder located nearby. “We arrived on […]

Update: Wisconsin Dairy Plant Fire Destroys Food Products

Reports say over a million dollars worth of processed food products have been lost in a weekend fire at the Quality Ingredients Corp. plant in Marshfield. According to local fire officials, the blaze was reported just before midnight on Saturday evening in the building’s drying department. Crews, who were on the scene for about six […]

Fire at NY fabricating plant

A manufacturing plant in Genesee County went up in flames on Tuesday. Investigators say M&M Fabricating in Darien caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Several crews arrived to help put out the flames. The fire has forced crews to shut down a portion of Route 20. There’s no word yet on when the road will reopen or […]

Fire in WI wood pellet plant

APPLETON — A Tuesday fire has closed a fuel pellet manufacturer for several days. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at Pellet America, 2601 W. Second St., burning for just under two hours, said the Appleton Fire Department. In operation at the time of the fire, the business’ alarm alerted the fire department along […]

Milk powder explosion averted in WI plant

A weekend fire caused at least $110,000 in damage at Quality Ingredients Corp., 211 E. Depot St., said Deputy Fire Chief Roy Dolens. Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department firefighters responded at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. The fire was contained to a drying unit inside one of the company’s buildings, which caused about $10,000 in damages to […]

Court case evolves from repeated fire safety warnings

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  A packaging company is alleged to have ignored fire service warnings that the Hastings plant could be engulfed in fire for the third time in a year. Less than three months later an even bigger blaze broke out at Hawk Packaging, destroying the plant, damaging neighbouring businesses and threatening nearby homes. Neighbouring company ENZA […]

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