Archive for August2013

Dust collector fire at plywood business burns worker

NJAF: Another dust collector fire… Always keep in the mind the challenges and dangers presented by combustible dust situations. A wood processing machine at Inland Plywood in Cocoa caught fire, injuring one worker and destroying the machine, estimated to be worth about $25,000. Workers smelled smoke and noticed the dust collector was on fire, according […]

4-Alarm Chemical Fire Damages CA Business

OK Carpentry Business Destroyed By Fire

TULSA, Oklahoma – Fire destroyed a family-owned Tulsa business early Thursday. The Tulsa Fire Department got the call about a building fire near Admiral and Lewis at 12:45 a.m. Firefighters pulled up to find smoke pouring from several windows. Firefighters initially had fight the fire from outside because of the heat and the smoke, but […]

Trucking business fire presents challenges

MCBAIN — An investigation is underway after an early morning fire at a Missaukee County business. The fire started Thursday around 2 a.m. at Roger Bazuin and Sons Trucking Company on Stoney Corners Road in McBain. The owners said the fire started in the workshop area, but a cause has yet to be determined and […]

MN firefighters battle electrical fire at sugar beet plant

MOORHEAD – Moorhead firefighters responded to an electrical fire here Wednesday morning in one of the sugar beet storage buildings at the American Crystal Sugar plant. Moorhead Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Wallin said fire crews were called about 7:30 a.m. to the sugar beet processing plant at 2500 11th St. N. The fire started […]

Fire breaks out at Missouri power plant

Emergency crews responded to a fire at the South County Ameren Missouri plant on Tuesday night. Officials say the call came in around 8:30 for a small fire at Ameren’s Meramec Power Plant located at 8200 Fine Rd. A second alarm then went off a little before 9 p.m. Brian Daniels with AmerenUE said a […]

Plastics fire at former DuPont plant in SC

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Fire crews worked through Sunday and Monday night trying to extinguish flames at the former DuPont Plant in Florence County, after it caught on fire Sunday around 11 p.m. A guard on the scene noticed the fire and called for help. Windy Hill Fire Police Chief John DeLung says the […]

Oven fire at UK coffee factory

STAFF at the Nestle factory in Hayes put out a fire in one of the coffee roasting machines. Ten fire crews and 72 firefighters were called to the factory, in North Hyde Gardens, on Saturday night. The London Fire Brigade say the blaze originated in the filtration system at the factory, which produces Nescafe coffee, […]

Fire hits Cargill Chocolate plant in PA

 NJAF: Have you considered all types of fire loading in your area? What about where it may be located and how easily accessible it is in the event of a fire? “The blaze started at a piece of machinery used in the process of making chocolate and spread into the ventilation ductwork of the building.” […]

Industrial fire at Texas recycling facility

WAXAHACHIE — Multiple fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Saturday evening at Oak Cliff Recycling Inc. on Brown Industrial Road in Waxahachie. Water supply was reported to be a problem, and that’s one reason why Waxahachie asked for mutual aid. Four tankers of water were dispatched to help keep the fire under control. No injuries […]

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