Archive for September2013

PA Businesses Badly Damaged By Fire, Firefighters Injured

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Firefighters worked to put out a two-alarm fire in Cheswick. It started before 5 p.m. at a building that houses Best Air Systems, Pro Mechanical, First Fire Protection and Filter Services in the 100-block of Cheswick Avenue. Part of the roof collapsed in the blaze. Two firefighters were injured while putting out […]

Officials evacuate area, streets shut down near chemical release in Ohio fire

CANTON — A chemical reaction involving sulfur dioxide and a subsequent fire at a shuttered industrial building forced hundreds of city residents from their northeast-side homes Monday evening. Jeffrey Smyth, a 39-year-old cancer patient who has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy, sat inside the Canton Memorial Civic Center with a growing crowd of evacuees wondering […]

Molten glass fire at South Yorkshire factory

Firefighters worked around the clock at a South Yorkshire factory when molten glass began leaking from a furnace. At the height of the incident at Ardagh Glass in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, there were 50 firefighters inolved. Crews were faced with molten glass leaking from a furnace, some of which had spilled out and reached an […]

Fire at Logan Airport Fuel Pumps Strands Planes

A fire at Boston Logan International Airport’s fuel pumps sent thick, black smoke into the air on Tuesday, forced some international flights to make stops elsewhere to refuel and stranded a handful of planes on the ground. No injuries were reported after the fire, which was quickly contained, and the airport continued to operate. One […]

Firefighters respond to fire at WA sewer treatment plant

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews spent about five hours Monday, Sept. 9, extinguishing a fire at the West Sound Utilities District’s sewer treatment plant. No injuries were reported. The fire, which happened after 10 a.m., was caused by a spark from an acetylene torch that a maintenance crew was using while servicing one of […]

Fire in ammunition storehouse badly injures CA man

An 80-year-old male was hospitalized with serious burns after a fire ripped through a commercial property in Sun Valley near Bob Hope Airport Saturday morning, authorities said. At 11:18 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters were called to Hollywood Engineering — which stores live ammunition and blanks for movie shoots — regarding a blaze that burned through […]

GA Mattress factory fire likely started by accident

EAST POINT, Ga. — Firefighters tell Channel 2 Action News that a fire at an East Point mattress factory is mostly contained. The fire broke out at about 1 p.m. at the Classic Mattress factory at 1050 Oakleigh Road. Fire investigators said they believe the fire was an accident that started outside the building. “It […]

Tow truck blamed for destructive pallet factory fire in CA

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — The spread of a more than 40-acre fire south of Sonoma was halted Sunday evening after it burned for several hours, but firefighters remained on the scene and road closures were likely to continue overnight, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said. The brush fire, first reported on the right-hand shoulder of […]

12 hospitalized in PA munitions plant fire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fire at a Jamestown, Pa. munitions manufacturing plant for the second time in the last five months. OSHA currently has three open investigations at Combined Systems Inc. on Kinsman Road, including the early Tuesday fire that caused 12 employees to be taken to UPMC Horizon Hospital […]

Firefighters battle fire at ME fertilizer plant

MEDWAY, Maine — It was, Fire Chief Brian McLaughlin saw, something that could take days — smoke rising from smoldering embers somewhere within a cedar mulch pile as long as a football field and about 2½ stories tall. Speaking Saturday afternoon, shortly after firefighters concluded their 16-hour battle at Scott’s Co. fertilizer plant to find […]

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