Archive for May2013

Sawdust fire at VT furniture plant

BRADFORD, Vt. – Another fire at a furniture plant in our region, this time in Bradford. Crews were called to Copeland Furniture at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday after fire broke out in the sawdust silo. Ten departments from Vermont and New Hampshire responded. There was some damage to the outside of the factory, but no […]

Chemical reaction causes fire, explosion at NJ plant

BRANCHBURG — A chemical reaction caused a small explosion and fire at a Meister Avenue plant that required a hazmat response Tuesday evening, fire officials said. A small explosion with fire in a lab area was reported just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Voltaix chemical manufacturing facility in Branchburg, according to North Branch Fire […]

Dust system fire damages Utah manufacturing plant

SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters put out a two-alarm fire at a Deseret Industries manufacturing plant in Salt Lake. The fire started just before 7 a.m. at the Deseret Manufacturing building, at 1680 S. 1900 West. The plant makes mattresses and wood furniture for Deseret Industry stores. The fire was contained to a saw dust […]

Multiple fire crews sent to fire at KY glass plant

LAWRENCEBURG — A large pile of shredded glass and vinyl caught fire Friday afternoon at Dlubak Glass Co., a company that crushes broken automobile windshields for recycling. No one was hurt and no evacuations were necessary, but the blaze sent up a dark plume of smoke that could be seen in Lexington, Frankfort and other […]

Fire at plastics plant in Texas leaves 14 hurt

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A fire at a South Texas petrochemical plant has left 14 workers hurt — including two critically — and the ethylene purification area shut down. A spokesman for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. said Friday that the cause of the fire at the Port Comfort plant remains under investigation. Steve Rice […]

Recycling plant fire in MI affecting water supply

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Fire crews are still putting out hot spots after a large fire at a recycling plant near Battle Creek. Just before 3:30 p.m., crews were called out to 15160 6 1/2 Mile Rd in Emmett Township. When they arrived, flames and black smoke was everywhere. “I could feel the heat […]

Pallet fire erupts in southern CA, is quickly contained

A fire erupted in a pallet yard in Fontana on Saturday afternoon.The blaze started about 3 p.m. at an industrial site on the 8300 block of Sultana Avenue. No structures were threatened and no injuries have been reported, said San Bernardino County fire dispatcher Kristen Anderson.Several spot fires broke out in vegetation near the site […]

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