Archive for March2013

Machine fire at UK cardboard-making factory

FIRE crews were called to a cardboard production factory in Louth following a blaze in one of the machines. Firefighters were called at around 5am today to DH Smith, on Grimsby Road. Crews from Louth and North Somercotes attended but staff at the factory had already put the fire out using factory extinguishers. The cause […]

Up to 200 cars on fire at Australian steel factory

Up to 200 recycled cars are on fire at a steel factory in Perth’s east… The Department of Fire and Emergency Services had warned that the blaze, near the intersection of Roe Highway and Tonkin Highway, was burning out of control at one stage. It created a large plume of smoke that impacted the suburb […]

B.C. recycling plant consumed by fire

The future of recycling in the North Okanagan is temporarily uncertain after a devastating fire. A mass of flames engulfed the Bluewater Project recycling facility at the Greater Vernon landfill at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. It was here that every local residential blue bag was sorted. “We have some options. It may mean shipping to […]

Massive explosion, fire in UT

JENSEN – A massive explosion and fire at Adler Hot Oil in Jensen, near the Split Mountain Travel Center, leveled at least one building and was felt at least as far away as Maeser early Saturday, March 2. The explosion in the Ashley Valley Industrial Park destroyed one building and damaged eight others, said Chief […]

Arson suspected in huge Chicago factory fire

Chicago Police Department officials suspect arson caused the fire that burned for hours on January 22 in the vacant factory at 3757 S. Ashland Ave. in the Bridgeport community. Police officers are investigating the blaze. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the department classified the fire as category 5-11, with two special alarms caused […]

Fire at Certainteed Plant in Texas

SHERMAN, TX — Parts of a Sherman business were evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire breaks out. Sherman Fire Chief, Jeff Jones says at a little after 11, the ventilation system at the Certainteed plant off Heritage Parkway caught fire. Jones says the sprinkler system did its job and kept the fire contained. It took […]

Investigation underway following fire at Canadian industrial building

EDMONTON- An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire at a commercial building in Leduc Thursday afternoon. Crews were called to Global Fusion Coating, located at 76th Avenue and 39th Street in Leduc, around 4:30p.m. Thursday. “When our first truck arrived on site we had fire coming out the northwest corner of […]

Two-alarm fire temporarily shuts down NC Freightliner plant

A two-alarm fire at Freightliner’s truck manufacturing plant in Mount Holly temporarily shut down operations Thursday. The 3:25 a.m. fire in the plant’s paint filtration system on the roof of the plant took more than an hour to get out in part because of its location inside a metal structure, said Mount Holly Fire and […]

More Red Fire Hydrants Are Popping Up on NY Sidewalks

Just about everyone knows the old joke about why firemen wear red suspenders (to keep their pants up, of course). But red fire hydrants? If the sleek, bright red sidewalk standpipes seem to be proliferating in certain parts of Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, there are more to come. They stand out vividly compared […]

Minnesota suburbs find that many private fire hydrants don’t work | StarTribune.com

Firefighters dispatched to a Lakeville restaurant last summer got an unpleasant surprise when they arrived: The nearest fire hydrant didn’t work. They rushed to a second hydrant and were able to quickly extinguish the small fire. But Fire Chief Mike Meyer said they were fortunate. “There’s a time loss. You wind up diverting people away […]

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