Archive for August2013

Firefighters allow large haystacks to burn after accidental fire |

WEST HAVEN, Weber County — A hay barn here was smoldering into the night after a grass fire set it ablaze Friday afternoon. When crews arrived at the barn near 3500 West and 3300 South, they found three large haystacks fully engulfed in flames, said Weber Fire District Capt. Joe Wadsworth. The fire was started […]

Fire involving heat transfer fluid causes damage to gear

Investigators have determined that the multiple-alarm fire that caused extensive damage last month to one of the buildings at Lonza Inc. on Trenton Avenue was accidental. The blaze at 3500 Trenton Ave. on July 21 caused in excess of $750,000 damage, city Fire Chief C. Dean Heinbach said. A large diameter hose connected to a […]

Dumpster fire inside plant caught in time

Victor, N.Y. – Firefighters battled smoke and flames Monday night at the town of Victor’s recycling plant. Firefighters responded to find smoke coming from a dumpster inside the building just after 10 p.m., and called in several other fire companies to help fight the flames. The fire was under control within 20 minutes. Firefighters said […]

Fire consumes commercial building, fells old radio tower in Mpls.

A large late-night fire consumed a commercial building along University Avenue SE. in Minneapolis and toppled a radio tower that was tethered to the structure, leaving firefighters to tend to hot spots after daybreak Thursday. The fire struck about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at 2812 University Av. SE., which housed a day care, a deli, and […]

Extra-alarm fire destroys small commercial building in Chicago

A two-alarm fire ravaged a small commercial building on Chicago’s West Side for nearly three hours Saturday night before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. The building housing Mr. Clean Hand Car Wash at 3249 W. Harrison St. that was destroyed by the fire also was home to Heavenly Visions Hair Salon and a […]

NJ church spared in fire

At 2:13 p.m. today (Wednesday), Hopewell Township Police received a call reporting a fire at St. George’s RC Church on Route 29 in Titusville, according to George Meyer, police chief. ”Officers arrived to find the electric meter box on the exterior of the old church, which is presently used as a parish center, smoking and […]

Two alarm fire in large TX warehouse

A two-alarm fire broke out at a large warehouse in the 3300 block of East Commerce around 7 p.m. Friday, according to SAFD. At least 18 units were called to the scene. The building was described as a large warehouse with multiple fires inside. No injuries were reported, according to SAFD.The cause of the fire […]

Crews battle large fire at TX retirement home

San Antonio Fire Department crews responded to a large fire at a retirement community on the city’s north side Friday morning. 13 units were dispatched to the blaze at Independence Village, a retirement community in the 2500 block of Huebner Road near Stone Oak. Officials on the scene told KENS 5’s Jenny Suniga there were […]

500 Tonnes of Paper Alight in UK Factory Fire

At 2:51am this morning West Midlands Fire Services was called to Premier Waste on the Walsall Road in Perry Barr following reports of a fire. By 4:25am 15 fire engines and 75 firefighters were in attendance dealing with 500 tonnes of recycling paper and plastics. Fire at Premier Waste UK The Fire service say they’ve […]

Nebraska Seed Plant Fire Extinguished Quickly

Firefighters from Waterloo, Valley and Omaha all responded to a fire inside a seed manufacturing plant in Waterloo early Friday morning. Just after midnight, crews found smoke billowing from a back door at Syngenta Seed Research, but couldn’t find the fire itself for almost an hour. Investigators say the flames ignited inside a faulty seed […]

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