Archive for March2013

2 critical, 8 injured in explosion at St Louis area plant

GRANITE CITY — A pair of workers injured in an explosion at a Granite City factory Thursday morning remain in critical condition Friday morning. Reginald Golliday and Danny Wilson are believed to have suffered broken bones, cuts and burns in the explosion that occurred when gas ignited in a cleaning and finishing area of the […]

OH Fire contained to industrial dust collector

CANTON — Firefighters were called at 6 a.m. Friday to an industrial-type fire at 1400 Grace Ave. NE. A large industrial dust collector had fire inside of it, said Battalion Chief Akbar Bennett of the Canton Fire Department. The fire was contained to the structure in the small, factory-style building, he said, adding that no […]

Auto sprinklers keep MA factory fire in check

FITCHBURG – Sprinklers in an old mill building helped douse the flames of a two-alarm fire in a mill building at 310 Broad St. and Circle streets Friday about 7:50 a.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Curran. The first firefighters to arrive faced heavy smoke conditions on the third floor and took a hose upstairs […]

Several injured, 2 critically, in explosion at Illinois steel plant

An explosion Thursday morning at a steel plant near St. Louis injured at least nine people, two of them critically, and spurred an investigation by federal workplace safety officials. Firefighters in Granite City, Ill., just east of the Missouri state line, got a call about 8 a.m. to respond to an explosion at American Steel, […]

Explosion leads to fire at Texas paints plant

LA PORTE, TX (KTRK) — An explosion rocked a chemical company in La Porte, creating a massive fireball and smoke that could be seen for miles around. The fire broke out at the AkzoNobel plant in La Porte at about 1pm Monday. Emergency workers responded quickly to the thick black smoke and bright orange flames […]

Fire in art supplies warehouse does $30K in damage

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service doused a warehouse fire on King Road early Monday morning. Fire crews were called to an industrial park at 33733 King Road at 2: 21 a.m. and found smoke and flames had engulfed one of the units, said assistant fire chief Ron Hull in a release. Firefighters were able to contain […]

Large Fire Erupts on NY Dock

A fire broke out Tuesday morning in what is being called a service building on the dock behind Danford’s Marina in Port Jefferson Harbor, police and the village mayor have confirmed. Reports started coming into Patch at around 9:36 a.m. that a fire was raging on a dock in downtown Port Jefferson. Witnesses have reported […]

Homeless Men Arrested After Massive TN Fire Damages Downtown Buildings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three people were taken into police custody early Thursday morning after fire ripped through two buildings in downtown Nashville. Police arrested Thadford Hornsby, Terry Lee Simpson and Gordon Nunziato. They said three homeless men and broke into a vacant building 13th Avenue South, just south of Broadway, and started a fire to […]

Firefighter injured battling fire at MI business

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) – Firefighters have extinguished a business fire at the Star-Batt Industrial Complex in Rochester Hills. It’s located on Crooks Rd. north of M-59. The fire started in one of businesses at the complex about 5:20 a.m. Firefighters had it out about an hour later. Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell says […]

Fire ignites at oil company in DC area

A large fire broke out in a garage at a Laurel oil and heating business Wednesday evening, forcing authorities to shut down parts of Route 1 in the city, officials said. Firefighters responded to the Laurel Oil and Heating Company in the 100 block of Main Street about 7 p.m. and found heavy fire in […]

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