Archive for March2013

Arson suspected in AR puzzle factory fire

Authorities are investigating whether arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a former puzzle factory in Hope. Authorities say the fire broke out Tuesday night at the former Fink and Co. building in downtown Hope. Fire Chief Dale Glanton tells the Hope Star that it appears the fire was intentionally set in the […]

Factory owner missing after fire destroys Canadian business

The owner of a factory is missing after a fire destroyed his company in Quebec’s Eastern Townships on Wednesday. Flames broke out around noon at Portes Cookshire, a company that makes cabinet doors in the town of Cookshire-Eaton. Within minutes of firefighters’ arrival, the flames spread out of control. Éric Cloutier, head of the Cookshire […]

Overheating light cause of New Zealand factory fire

An electrical fault in a fluorescent light fitting caused the fire that extensively damaged the Fisher Aluminium factory in Gisborne last month. The fire service said it serves as a reminder for anyone with this lighting to make regular checks. Fire broke out in a storage area at the rear of the aluminium factory at […]

UK factory damaged in cardboard dust fire

The owners of a factory in Louth which was evacuated when fire struck in the early hours of Sunday morning have issued a statement. As reported, fire crews were called to the DS Smith packaging factory in Grimsby Road at around 5.20am after smoke was spotted coming from a machine. But on arrival crews found […]

VA Commercial Fire Causes $45,000 In Damage

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a commercial fire in Sterling that caused $45,000 in damage this morning. At approximately 10 a.m., fire-rescue crews from South Riding, Arcola, Moorefield, Dulles Airport, Sterling Park and Ashburn responded to the 43000 block of Beaver Meadow Road in Sterling for report of a commercial building on fire. Crews […]

Paper and trash burn blamed for GA commercial fire

HOSCHTON – Jackson County fire officials said an intentional paper and trash burn outside a Hoschton commercial building ended up spreading to the building Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters said it happened around 2:40 p.m. at 3340 Highway 53. On arrival, they found burning tires on the exterior of the metal building. Those flames extended inside. Jackson […]

Cause of MI paint warehouse fire under investigation

TRAVERSE CITY — Investigators said it will be difficult to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a commercial building in Blair Township. No one was inside the ProSelect Paint building off South M-37, north of Vance Road, when the fire started at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Flames ripped through the back half of […]

Two different Texas fires in same area prompt hotel evacuations

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Dozens of firefighters have battled two downtown San Antonio building blazes in apparent unrelated incidents. The San Antonio Fire Department says nobody was hurt in Wednesday night’s fire that destroyed a vacant building or in a commercial building fire early Thursday. Authorities are trying to determine the causes of both blazes. […]

‘Maze of rooms’ in burning commercial building creates problems for AL firefighters

TARRANT, Alabama — More than three hours after Tarrant firefighters were called to a commercial fire at 911A Thomason Avenue, Chief Billy Hewitt said the blaze is still not considered under control. The building, which houses Estate Products Management Group, contained a two-story “maze of rooms” including offices and bathrooms built from wood that created […]

Crews fight commercial fire in Salt Lake City

A commercial fire in North Salt Lake was put out Wednesday night after the blaze was reported in the industrial area on the west side of town just before 9 p.m. South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jim Rampton said the fire started in one of a handful businesses sharing office space in a building at […]

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