Archive for April2013

Fire Guts LA Fabric Company

LOS ANGELES ( — A fire gutted a two-story building owned by a fabric company in downtown early Thursday morning. The fire broke out just after 2 a.m. at Sharp Fabric, located at 710 E. 7th Street, in the garmet district. When the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on scene, the building was fully engulfed, […]

Black boxes

When you hear the term black box, just what comes to mind? Do you think about a magical container of sorts holding some secret power or mystery? Perhaps you think of something that holds the truth, the unknown, or some type of certainty? In aviation, the flight data recorders are often called “black boxes,” perhaps […]

Lightning Strike Ignites Fire At Tank Battery In NE OKC – – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – |

OKLAHOMA CITY – A lightning strike ignited a fire at a tank battery near NE 4th and Bryant Ave. In Oklahoma City, Wednesday night. A square mile around the scene, from NE 4th and Bryant to NE 10th and Martin Luther King Blvd., had to be evacuated as the large fire, despite all of the […]

UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion

WACO April 17, 2013—Emergency crews from throughout Central Texas responded Wednesday night after a major explosion at a burning fertilizer plant in West north of Waco. West firefighters were dispatched to the plant earlier in the evening after an earlier fire rekindled. The explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call […]

Fire damages PA school bus company

Fire damages a school bus operating company in Lancaster County. Fire crews responded at around 6:30 Tuesday evening to a fire at First Student Inc., in the 3800 block of Old Harrisburg Pike, in West Hempfield Township. The fire apparently broke out on the second floor of the building. Firefighters from multiple companies helped fight […]

Fire causes minor explosions at distributing company

PHOENIX – A shipping container caught fire at a distributing company near Grande Avenue and McDowell Road on Sunday night. According to Phoenix Fire Department, minor explosions occurred after a Conex box outside Star Distributing Company caught fire. A Conex box is a sturdy container commonly used on trains and at some businesses. Placards on […]

Firefighter injured in TX power plant blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries while working a smoldering fire at a turbine at a Northeast Austin power plant early Monday, an official said. Austin fire crews were called to the fire at the Decker Creek Power Station at 8003 Decker Lane shortly after 5 a.m., Battalion Chief Thayer Smith said. Austin Energy workers reported […]

Fire erupts in AZ packing company; power outage affects water supply

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TOLLESON – Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a large barn in Tolleson, west of Phoenix. The fire was reported Monday afternoon, but Tolleson firefighters say it’s unclear how the blaze started. Air15 showed flames coming out of the sides of what appears to be a tin barn on a farm near 99th Avenue […]

Photocopier malfunction could be cause of $1.5M industrial fire

An early morning industrial fire on Edmonton’s south side has cost $1.5 million in damages, fire investigators said Friday. According to a release, fire crews arrived at Kor Alta Construction Ltd. at 24 Street and 76 Avenue shortly after 4 a.m., encountering heavy smoke and flames in the roof area upon arrival. The fire was […]

Dust collector burns in northern KY

About 6:45 a.m. Saturday morning, crews were called to a company called Mubea on Dixie Highway near the intersection with Weaver Road in Florence. A dust collector on a machine had caught fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire out fast and no one was hurt. More details about the fire were not immediately […]

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