Archive for April2013

Fierce fire in UK soil-bagging facility

Firefighters tackling a fierce factory fire are expected to be on site for the next six hours. More than 1,000 tonnes of soil in plastic bags, which were stored on wooden pallets, went up in flames at the single storey building on Station Road, Sutton at around 8am. Initially six fire engines and an aerial […]

Fire rips through Australian chemical recycling plant

A chemical recycling plant has been gutted by fire in Melbourne’s north. Up to 10 trucks remain at the factory in Merola Way, Campbellfield, after the blaze started about 10.55pm. The factory is an industrial waste plant which handles hazardous and industrial chemicals. A witness reported flames and smoke were billowing from the ceiling of […]

Hot work causes IN plant fire

Continuing demolition work at the former Thomson plant resulted in a fire at the facility Tuesday evening, Marion fire personnel said Wednesday. Deputy Chief Rick Backs said no one was injured in the blaze, which investigators believe started with cutting torches in the southwest portion of the 3611 S. Adams St. structure. via Demolition causes […]

KY plant fire under investigation after fire in powder-coating line

The cause of a Wednesday night fire at a Mubea Inc. plant near Florence remains under investigation today. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation Wednesday after emergency crews responded to a fire call about 10:30 p.m. at 8224 Dixie Highway, said Chris Miller, battalion commander of the Florence Fire Department. Information on the victim […]

Explosion at GA power plant

The Bartow County Fire Department has confirmed to CBS Atlanta News that there was an explosion at Plant Bowen in Euharlee. The explosion occurred at the plant on Covered Bridge Road Southwest around 4 p.m. Plant Bowen is owned Georgia Power. According to Georgia Power’s Twitter account, one of the coal units at the plant […]

Fire crews called to PA chocolate plant

Fire crews in Lancaster County responded to a fire at a chocolate plant in Mount Joy Tuesday night. County dispatchers said firefighters were called out to Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate around 7:15 p.m. The fire chief determined the fire was in a cocoa bean roaster. Dispatchers also said as crews were cleaning up and leaving, […]

Fire at UK recycling plant

Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze that broke out at a recycling plant near Mickleton last night. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire at Sims Metal Management in Long Marston Road at 5.40pm on Wednesday evening and sent pumps from Pebworth, Broadway and two from Evesham plus a water […]

Bathroom vent fan causes fire at PA snack plant

Firefighters from Berks and Lebanon counties quickly stopped an electrical fire at a gluten-free snacks plant in Womelsdorf Tuesday morning, officials said. The fire started at a bathroom vent fan in the Wylde Snack Foods facility, 201 N. Third St., about 11:30 a.m., said Ryan A. Zerbe, Womelsdorf Fire Company deputy chief. It spread to […]

Electrical fire stalls production at VA carbonite plant

NORTON, Va. — A fire in a plant that manufactures carbonite briquettes temporarily stalled production Wednesday, but the cleanup process was well under way during the day, company officials said. A small fire broke out in an electrical room at the Virginia Carbonite plant in the Blackwood area of Wise County, just outside of Norton, […]

There really is much more to come… No foolin’!

Happy April Fools’ Day! There’s no joking around here though… In the past two months, we have been growing this site by first building a respository where you can find news on recent events across North America and around the globe that have involved fire and rescue situations that were perhaps a little bit different […]

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