Archive for August2013

Man killed in India plastics factory fire

NEW DELHI: An unidentified man, believed to be a labourer, was charred to death when a a plastic factory caught fire here early on Saturday, a fire official said. The fire began from the first floor of a multistory building, housing the plastic factory, at Narela area in north Delhi around 6 am. It also […]

Factory fire tears through Australian machine company

About 50 firefighters were called in to battle a major factory fire in Melbourne’s south-east. A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the Melbourne Machinery Co. in Main Street, Clayton South, about 7pm on Saturday night. Flames were issuing through the factory’s roof when firefighters arrived at the scene. Aerial firefighting […]

Industrial fire at Texas recycling facility

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Multiple fire departments battled a stubborn fire 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. No injuries were reported in the fire at 500 Brown Industrial Road, five miles north of downtown […]

Fire crews respond to blaze at wood pellet factory

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Firefighters from at least four communities have responded to a fire at a wood pellet factory in East Providence, R.I. The Providence Journal reports that smoke could be seen for miles after an explosion and fire at Inferno Pellets Co. Tuesday afternoon. Crews from Providence, Barrington and Seekonk, Mass. were […]

Major explosion at cracker factory in India

Chennai: A major explosion ripped through a cracker factory near Sivakasi in the Virudhunagar district in southern Tamil Nadu today. No casualties have been reported so far. According to fire department officials, at least four explosions were heard at the Chidambaram Fireworks factory in the Vilampatty village. Seventeen of its 40 units were gutted in […]

NJ Plastics Factory Destroyed In Fire

IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Firefighters in Irvington, N.J. spent five hours overnight battling a factory fire. An industrial building was fully engulfed when fire crews responded around midnight. Part of the factory’s roof collapsed and fire officials said the building is a total loss. As of 8:30 a.m., fire crews were still on the scene […]

Blah Blah Blah Safety

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Each day I find at least a few minutes to read through some of the fire service commentary on the prominent social media sites. After all, I’m trying to add to the mix by providing a few things here on Not Just Another Fire, so I like to know what everyone else is talking about, […]

Training Discussion — Fires involving industrial heat transfer fluids

We’ve posted several news links here on NJAF lately that have involved industrial fires in facilities using some sort of heat process. Fire involving heat transfer fluid causes damage to gear Three firefighters sent to hospital after AZ generating plant fire Hydraulic leak at generating plant causes smoke, small fires Another fire at MDF plant […]

Another fire at MDF plant

Mataura fire crews were called to a fire at the Dongwha Patinna medium-density fibreboard plant during the early hours of this morning. A fire communications spokesman said two appliances from Mataura went to the plant about 1.45am. It was reported there was a ”decent” sized fire in the press, he said. Dongwha Patinna staff had […]

Sprinkler system minimizes fire damage to AZ business

Damage to a uniform supply company was minimized when a sprinkler system kicked in during an early-morning fire. Crews responded to a fire alarm at about 4:40 this morning at Prudential Overall Supply 4240 S. Fremont Avenue near the intersection of South Park Avenue and East Ajo Way, Capt. Barrett Baker, spokesman for the Tucson […]

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