Archive for August2013

Fire in NY sponge plant

A fire at the O-Cel-O plant, in Tonawanda, shut down roads early Thursday morning. Fire officials say they got lucky on this fire and it was all contained to a machine inside the plant. The call for the fire was around 2:30 a.m. HAZMAT was called in because of the amount of chemicals used in […]

Nine fire teams tackle UK factory blaze

NINE fire teams were sent to investigate an explosion at a factory near Ilminster this evening (August 1). The Fire Service received a call reporting a fire and explosion at Branston Potatoes, Upton Lane, Seavington St Micheal, at around 8pm. One fire crew from Ilminster, two from Martock, one from Crewkerne, a gas detector from […]

$2m fire destroys Australian galvanising factory

A MASSIVE fire has destroyed a Naval Base galvanising factory leaving an estimated $2 million damage bill. The fire at the Hartway Galvanisers factory on Hope Valley Road is thought to have started around 8.40pm last night and was caused by a gas burner which was left on inside a metal tank. The factory, which […]

Fire in Norwegian road tunnel sends 55 to hospital

More than 50 people were sent to hospital after a truck caught fire in a tunnel in western Norway on Monday, police said. The 11.4-km (7-mile) Gudvanga tunnel, Norway’s second longest, carries traffic close to the Naeroey fjord, considered one of its most beautiful and a draw for tourists from around the world during the […]

San Francisco Bay Bridge reopens 10 hours after after big-rig fire

Monday, a big-rig getting off the Bay Bridge caught fire during the morning commute causing a massive back up. Nearly 10 hours later, all lanes were finally opened and traffic began to move again. Commuters thought they caught a break with a delay in the potential BART strike, but they were met by gridlock at […]

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