Archive for August2013

Company loses supplies during bin fire

Rockford firefighters battled a fire Saturday at Cintas. The address is 5100 26th Avenue. Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from an area near the post office on Harrison. When firefighters got there, they found a large exterior fire which was burning several tons of mop heads, shop rags and hand towels. The fire was brought […]

Chemical reaction may be cause of GA plant explosion

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – Valdosta Fire investigators believe a chemical reaction may have caused that huge fire at a chemical recycling plant in Valdosta Wednesday afternoon. The fire injured three people. Two of them remain hospitalized Thursday night. Firefighters estimate about 75-percent of the Perma Fix Environmental Services plant is destroyed. Tonight Perma Fix officials […]

Fire at cutlery plant

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Around 250 workers were forced to evacuate when fire broke out at a cutlery plant in the southern tier. A knife polishing machine caught fire at the main administration and manufacturing building at the Cutco facility on East State Street in Olean shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday. The smoke was […]

Firefighters Respond to Fire at WV Metals Plant

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Firefighters responded to fierce flames in Huntington, Saturday night. 911 dispatchers say about 9:30 p.m. a fire broke out at the Special Metals plant along Riverside Drive in Altizer. Dispatchers say the fire started in a grease pit in one of the plant’s buildings. All electricity to that building had to […]

Officials: Worker burned in metals plant fire

More information on the fire at Metals America was released this afternoon by fire officials. The fire started after an employee slipped and his foot went into a vat holding molten copper and graphite. “He was working on top of a vat of molten copper and there was a cover where he was working and […]

Factory fire controlled by sprinklers; causes $20,000 in damage

A filter in an aluminum and steel grinding machine caught on fire Friday afternoon at a Mundelein factory and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, authorities said. The fire at Larsen Manufacturing, 1201 Allanson Road, broke out at 2:56 p.m. as employees were working on the machine, according to Battalion Chief Kevin McKinley of the […]

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 […]

Hydraulic leak at generating plant causes smoke, small fires

GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) – Three Gilbert firefighters were hospitalized as a precaution for exposure to hydraulic oil after a line ruptured at a Salt River Project generating station Monday morning. The firefighters were not injured while responding to the hazmat situation at the generating station at Val Vista Drive and Warner Road in Gilbert, said […]

Three firefighters sent to hospital after AZ generating plant fire

GILBERT, AZ – A small fire at an SRP generating plant sent three firefighters to the hospital Monday morning. A Gilbert fire official said the three firefighters were being transported as a precaution as well as for mild eye irritation. Scott H. of SRP said the fire started just before 8 a.m. when a hydraulic […]

Firefighters in Indiana fight blaze in copper dust collector

  A copper dust collector caught fire about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Rea Magnet Wire, located on Concord Road. The fire was limited to the mechanism connected to the outside of a building on the north side of the plant, according to Lafayette Fire Department Batallion Chief Mike Hiatt. The fire took about thirty minutes […]

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