Archive for August2013

Fire at wood-pellet plant investigated by U.S. workplace safety officials

Federal workplace safety officials are continuing an investigation into the explosion that caused a four-alarm fire at the Inferno Wood Pellet factory on Ferris Avenue on Tuesday. The city’s fire chief, Oscar Elmasian, said fire officials have completed their investigation as to the cause of the accident, but said he preferred that the findings be […]

Two-alarm cabinet manufacturing plant fire in ID

Fire crews from Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa and Parma Fire Departments are on the scene of the two-alarm structure fire in downtown Caldwell. Caldwell Fire Chief Brad Carrico told us the fire was first reported about 5:30 this morning. The bulk of the fire was out by shortly after 7 a.m. The building houses Weymouth Custom […]

Fire causes little damage at Louisiana extrusion plant

Moisture in the molten metal bed caused a flash at Sapa Extrusion in Delhi, catching aluminum oxide and dust on girders to catch fire Saturday evening. Richland Parish firefighters and deputies responded to the fire. Plant manager Ron Ballman said firefighters planned to extinguish the fire with foam. Electrical power and gas service to the […]

WA plant’s wood chip fire could burn for days

REDMOND — Firefighters say it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack — a smoldering fire deep inside a four-story-high pile of wood chips at All Wood Recycling in Redmond. “We’ve got several teams from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond that are primary. Seattle came out here with a strike team, which are personnel instead […]

Fire call at Maine nuclear plant ‘no concern,’ chief says

SEABROOK — A fire reported on the campus of the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant is “no cause for concern,” according to the town’s fire chief. Seabrook Fire Chief Everett Strangman said a “small air unit” that blows air from the ceiling overheated around 2 p.m. Thursday, causing the Fire Department to report to the […]

Devestating fire at VA fish plant

The largest employer on Isle Madame has suffered a crushing blow. The Premium Seafoods Group fish plant in Arichat, Richmond County, burned to the ground early Friday morning. Firefighters received the call shortly after midnight. Upon arrival, the main building was filled with smoke before flames starting bursting from the structure. Edgar Samson, the company’s […]

Asphalt plant fire closes WA highway for hours

WENATCHEE — An early-morning fire at an asphalt plant north of Wenatchee caused more than $1 million damage, closed Highway 97A for a few hours and raised safety concerns for residents at 30 nearby homes. “The fire was really big when we first got here, with 200 foot flames,” said incident commander Dave Baker. “We […]

Fire damages PA carpet factory

PENNDEL — A stubborn and very smoky fire damaged a Penndel carpet factory Wednesday. It is unknown if anyone was injured, but the Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad was on hand just in case, fire officials said. The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. at Langhorne Carpet Co., 201 W. Lincoln Highway, and when Penndel fire officials […]

NZ Factory inferno puts fireman in hospital

The firefighter injured in a Petone factory blaze has serious burns to his arms and back, the Fire Service says. The man was injured as more than 45 firefighters battled yesterday afternoon to get control of the blaze at motorsport seat company Racetech Systems. Today the injured man was being transferred to the national burns […]

Multiple fire departments called out to metal powders factory fire

HOLLSOPPLE — Five fire departments responded to a commercial fire at North American Hoganas Friday evening. The company produces iron and specialty metal powders that are used in hundreds of products, including automobile parts, food, pharmaceuticals and other manufactured goods. Somerset County Control dispatchers said the call went out around 7 p.m. The incident was […]

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