Archive for April2013

Fire damages equipment at NH automotive plant

NEWFIELDS – Fire officials are investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that damaged equipment inside Hutchinson Automotive Systems early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. inside an oven and worked its way through the vent system and into an air scrubber, Fire Chief Jeff Buxton said. Damage was confined to the […]

Fire crews battle zirconium fire at OR rare metals plant

MILLERSBURG — Fire crews have controlled a zirconium fire that posed special challenges at a rare metals manufacturing plant in Millersburg. Albany Fire Marshal Mike Trabue says crews responded Thursday to a building at ATI Wah Chang after a report of a combustible metals fire that was extending to a building. No one was injured. […]

AR pallet manufacturer destroyed by fire

Charleston business owner Phil White said he’s coming up with a plan for his displaced workers after a fire heavily damaged his pallet factory. About 25 employees of Medlock Forest Products are affected. White said he plans to put about a third of them to work at his Fort Smith Plant on Highway 71 South, […]

Fire at PA steel plant contained to paint booth

A fire at Conshohocken Steel Products in the Ambler section of Upper Dublin early this morning damaged a Dumpster and paint booth, but was under control within 25 minutes, according to Upper Dublin Fire Marshal Timothy Schuck. A call came in at 2:58 a.m. Thursday from neighbors of the plant at 301 Randolph Ave., which […]

Firefighters battle blaze at KS pet treat factory

Wichita fire crews battled a two-alarm fire Thursday at the TreatCo building complex – site of a June 2011 fire that smoldered for 10 days. The building’s owners called 911 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived at the pet-food maker and former meat-packing plant in the 2300 block of North Broadway, heavy black […]

No injuries reported after crews battle large warehouse fire in Ohio

MASSILLION, Ohio – Fire officials are investigating what caused a massive blaze at a Massillon business on Oberlin Road, SW. Flames broke out around 1:30 a.m Thursday at one of NFM Manufacturing’s warehouse. Crews worked for more than 6 hours to contain the fire and put out hotspots. According to the Massillon Fire Chief Tom […]

Commercial structure fire at legal CA marijuana grow operation controlled

OAKLAND — Fire crews extinguished a smoky structure fire in a Foothill Boulevard commercial building that housed a legal marijuana co-op and hydroponics shop on Thursday afternoon, police said. The fire, which broke out about 3 p.m., burned for more than an hour at the International Indoor Garden Inc., which occupies the top floor of […]

Printing plant evacuated during fire at MN plant

BYRON — A printing business in Byron was evacuated briefly Monday after a fire broke out in the plant, officials said. The fire started on a paper grinder at Schmidt Printing, then spread to a paper baler, the report says. Employees were evacuated while firefighters extinguished the blaze, then were able to return to work, […]

Smoky fire at industrial plant in Burlington, New Jersey |

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BURLINGTON, N.J. – April 9, 2013 (WPVI) — A smoky industrial fire kept firefighters busy in Burlington Township, N.J. Flames broke out at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at American Custom Drying in the 100 block of Elbow Lane in Burlington. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from one section of the plant. Images from Chopper […]

Fire heavily damages lumber company site in NY

ADAMS — A massive predawn fire Sunday damaged the building and destroyed much of the machinery of Berry Bros. Lumber Co., 9124 Route 11. Crews were called to the site shortly after 5 a.m. Joseph P. Simpson, Jefferson County Zone 1 deputy fire coordinator and an Adams Fire Department member, said firefighters saw heavy smoke […]

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