Archive for April2013

Hot work causes fire at MN manufacturing plant

Duluth firefighters responded to a fire at Guthrie Manufacturing, 800 Garfield Ave., on Monday evening. A possible structure fire was reported at 6:12 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find a small fire in the insulation between the walls where workers had been using a cutting torch. Firefighters cut three holes in the wall and pulled out […]

‘Large Fire’ At Ohio Factory

WCMH: News, Weather, and Sports for Columbus, Ohio  WAVERLY, Ohio – Emergency crews were called to what is being called a “large fire” at a factory in Pike County Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported at Van-Rob Industries located at 611 West 2nd Street, off U.S. 23, in Waverly, at about 4 p.m. According to […]

Safety Concerns Delay Investigation Of IL Factory Explosion

  MCCOOK, Ill. (CBS) – Safety concerns are delaying investigators from determining what caused an explosion last night at a McCook factory. The blast touched off a fire and forced the temporary evacuation of nearby homes. In McCook, work crews began the job of shoring up a fire-damaged factory after an explosion last night tore […]

Lightning sparks fire at TX chemical plant

HOUSTON – Firefighters blamed lightning for starting a fire at a chemical plant in east Houston on Wednesday. Around 2 a.m., the Houston Fire Department responded to a storage tank fire. When they arrived at the scene on Wallisville Road and Port Street, they found a small fire inside a storage tank at a chemical […]

Fire at VA plant causes estimated $750,000 damage

An electrical fire at the Rochester Corp. plant in Culpeper caused an estimated $750,000 in damage, according to Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief 1-1 Bruce Stark. Stark said 10 fire companies from Culpeper, Orange and Fauquier counties were called out to the industrial fire around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Stark said the fire occurred […]

Fire at CA plant kills 100,000 chicks

About 100,000 baby chickens died after a fire quickly engulfed a large coop at a processing facility in Riverside County, officials said Wednesday. The 4-day old chicks were trapped inside the 200-foot-long structure as more than two dozen firefighters in eight engine companies responded to the incident in the 1900 block of Warren Road in […]

Explosion and fire in VT wood pellet factory

NORTH CLARENDON — An explosion and fire at a wood pellet plant early Saturday had catastrophic potential. But thanks to preventive measures and quick reactions by both the employees on hand at Vermont Wood Pellet Company and the 55 firefighters who responded to the blaze, not only was the fire doused without any injuries but […]

Firefighters and staff rush to save collection as fire blazes through Danish museum | Fox News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A fire blazed through The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen on Sunday, destroying large parts of the building but most of the collection was saved, museum officials said. No one was injured in the fire and firefighters and staff who rushed to the scene in central Copenhagen managed to save the […]

Fire at British nuclear plant under control

HARTLEPOOL, England, April 21 (UPI) — A fire that broke out at the Hartlepool, England, nuclear power plant was brought under control with no danger to nearby residents, emergency officials said. Police and fire crews were called to the plant at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time Saturday due to a blaze that broke out in […]

Sixty fire fighters called to battle Canadian industrial blaze

Edmonton crews are searching for a cause after an industrial fire turned into a two-alarm blaze Saturday morning. Fire fighters responded to a 911 call from a passerby at 4:50 a.m. at Integrated Protective Coating on 70 Avenue and 50 Street. “The building was fully involved so they went to a defensive attack and called […]

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