Archive for March2013

Ohio trucking business a loss after Saturday fire

VAN WERT — The Van Wert Fire Department spent nearly six hours battling a fire at TL Express Saturday afternoon. Fire officials are calling the trucking company, located at 1258 Industrial Ave., a total loss. A worker at a nearby factory noticed smoke coming from the building at 12:21 p.m. Capt. Craig King said the […]

Fire destroys warehouse at Penn. business

PORT TREVORTON – A raging fire destroyed a large warehouse at Keller Marine & RV Friday but a company official said the business adjacent to Routes 11/15 in southern Snyder County is “up and running.” The blaze, discovered about 8:30 a.m., sent flames and black smoke into the sky. It took firefighters from Snyder, Perry, […]

Mighigan Man Receives Minor Injuries from Industrial Fire

A report of a man who was “set on fire” brought 30 Troy firefighters to Inergy Automotive Systems, near the intersection of Maple Road and Coolidge Road, on Wednesday afternoon. A 29-year-old, male employee of the business,,which produces plastic fuel tanks, was treated and taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital by Alliance Mobile Health with second […]

Fire in dust collector at Ohio metal finishing plant

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BROOKLYN, Ohio – Firefighters quickly put out a blaze in the dust bin of Areway, a metal finishing plant here Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. The fire, that started around 2:30 p.m., was out in 30 minutes, said Brooklyn Fire Chief Joe Zemek. The dust bin is attached to the main building. The company […]

DE firefighters keep warehouse fire from reaching chemical compound

Wilmington firefighters successfully battled a warehouse blaze late today, keeping it from reaching massive bulk storage of a chemical compound that can accelerate burning. After the fire was out – with none of the chemical compound burned and no one injured – fire officials did not say tonight what, if anything, they had considered as […]

Massive east TN fire damages at least 35 cabins

Firefighter departments from several counties and the Tennessee Division of Forestry continue to battle a massive fire in Pigeon Forge overnight. Sevier County Fire Department confirmed that the fire damaged at least 35 cabins near Black Bear Ridge Resort and Trappers Ridge at this time. Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson said his department used […]

Grease ignited in Iowa meat plant fire

OTTUMWA — A fire consumed one department at Cargill Meat Solutions Saturday afternoon. Fire Chief Tony Miller said it took around 20 firefighters approximately three hours to put out the flames in Cargill’s rendering department. The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured in the fire. “Someone was doing some […]

Medical scooter causes fire in Las Vegas business

Las Vegas fire crews responded to a fire just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at Academy Medical Equipment near Tenaya Way and Smoke Ranch Boulevard that left about a dozen medical scooters damaged. According to officials, firefighters arrived on scene and found smoke coming from one of the businesses in the subdivision, as well as a […]

Fire destroys industrial building in northern IL

A five-alarm fire destroyed a large industrial building Wednesday night in Coal City. The sprawling former warehouse at 235 E. Oak St. Operated as Club s2x in the early 2000s but had been subdivided into three businesses, including a concrete casting company. Coal City firefighter Nick Doerfler said a passer-by saw flames coming from the […]

Fire in oven halts production at Michigan automotive factory

Production was halted at a Plymouth Township automotive parts plant Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in a giant oven used to coat frames for the Jeep Wrangler. One firefighter was hurt. The fire at Tower Automotive, on Plymouth Oaks Boulevard near M-14, was reported about 9 a.m. and, by about 11:30 a.m. was […]

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