Archive for July2013

Fire destroys Green Energy Products bio diesel plant in Sedgwick | KSN TV

Sedgwick, Kansas – A fire and several explosions tore through the Green Energy Products facility in the town of Sedgwick around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. The plant is located in the 200 block of Industrial Drive. Flames and thick black smoke were seen shooting several feet into the air. “It was pretty scary. We are less […]

Small industrial fire at NJ flooring factory

HAMILTON — Firefighters extinguished a small petroleum fire at the Congoleum plant today that may have started when workers were dismantling equipment. Deputy Chief Chris Tozzi of Mercerville Fire Company said passing motorists called in reports of large volumes of smoke coming from the Congoleum plant, which manufactures tile and sheet flooring. “This is a […]

Crews battle a huge fire in south Florida wood shavings business

SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A warehouse full of wood chips ignited creating a massive blaze Thursday morning in suburban Lake Worth. Around 6:19 a.m. fire crews were called to South Florida Shavings at 10191 Lantana Road, just west of 441. A column of smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. The fire […]

CA businesses damaged by early morning fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two businesses were damaged by a two-alarm fire at an industrial park in San Jose overnight, according to the San Jose Fire Department. At 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to a fire burning at two businesses in a concrete industrial building at 664 King Road, fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort […]

Kansas City industrial fire at area tire shop

KANSAS CITY, KAN. —- A Friday evening fire at a local tire shop on 75th and State Avenue caused about $500,000 worth of damage. The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department responded to a fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Tires Plus, located at 7815 State Ave. KCK Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig Duke […]

Saudi factory fire creates water shortage in industrial city

JEDDAH — Polluted water leaking from a burned-out sugar plant at Jeddah Islamic Port has caused immense environmental damage and resulted in the closure of 700 factories in Jeddah industrial city because desalinated water is no longer reaching them, a local daily reported Wednesday quoting industry sources. The sources said the price of water on […]

KY trailer factory catches fire

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) – Several fire departments responded to a fire at a Pulaski County trailer factory on Thursday afternoon. Officials at the Gatormade Factory on Kentucky 461, near Shopville, tell us employees were removing an old paint booth when sparks got into an exhaust vent and it caught fire. Firefighters from Somerset and Shopville […]

Fire crews tackle blaze at UK coat hanger factory

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at an industrial unit in Bagillt overnight. The alarm was raised at 1.02am and two pumps from Holywell were sent to the scene in Greenfield Road. They were later joined by appliances from Flint and Mold. A North Wales Fire Service spokesman said the fire involved an HGV […]

UK nut factory fire still burning after five days

A fire at a factory in Northamptonshire that had 500 tonnes of bird seed and peanuts in store has been burning for five days. Firefighters at Quality Nut Products on the Cavalry Hill Industrial Estate in Weedon are allowing the fire to burn out under controlled conditions. “It is likely smoke will last over the […]

Texas mattress factory destroyed by fire

Bonham — More than a century of Fannin County history went up in smoke late Saturday night when McKelva-Morris Mattress Factory was destroyed by fire. Famously founded in 1912 by H.E. McKelva and his new bride Ella Mae McDaniel McKelva “with one bale of cotton and $50,” the mattress factory would go on to become […]

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