Archive for September2013

Southeast Texas plastics plant fire injures 5 workers

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A fire at plant in Southeast Texas that produces plastics has injured five workers. The Victoria Advocate reports the fire Friday began in a tower at Formosa Plastics about 30 miles southeast of Victoria. Four of the workers were taken to a burn unit at a Houston hospital and the fifth […]

Recycling plant catches on fire in St Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It took one hundred firefighters to contain a blaze at Republic Services Recycling Plant at I-55 and Bayless Friday. This is the second fire at the facility in four and a half years. Bales of waste paper, magazines, newspaper and cardboard burned sending a column of intense black smoke into […]

Fire at OK Hazardous Waste Plant Forces Evacuations

Officials are trying to determine which chemicals are involved in a now-contained fire sparked at a hazardous waste plant Thursday morning. Around 9:45 a.m., the Berryhill Fire Dept. received a call for assistance in the 2700 block of S. 25th West Ave. at EQ Oklahoma. They found a variety of chemicals involved when they arrived, […]

IL soybean plant fire under investigation

PIPER CITY — A fire at a north-central Illinois soybean plant remains under investigation. Authorities lifted a partial evacuation in the tiny village of Piper City on Thursday afternoon and classes are set to resume Friday at a nearby school district. Officials shut down a section of the Ford County community near the facility after […]

Cause of massive SC plastics plant unknown

FLORENCE, S.C. — Investigators say they will likely never know what caused a massive fire at an old plastics plant in Florence County last month. Deputies said arson investigators returned to the rubble of the old DuPont plant Wednesday, but the damage was too extensive and there was too much debris to move to figure […]

Tyson Chicken plant in VA evacuated for fire

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WTVR) – No injuries were reported following an early morning gas leak and fire at the Tyson Chicken plant in Hanover County, according to Hanover Fire Battalion Chief Jason Williams. Williams said crews were called to the plant on Mountain Rd. for a gas leak about 2:20 a.m. When crews arrived they […]

GA shavings plant ravaged by massive fire

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) – Fire officials say around 11:00AM, the warehouse and the back of the Suncoast factory in Fitzgerald building caught fire. About 30 employees were evacuated. Some of the employees at are still shaken up. At least one firefighter has been injured battling a fire at Suncoast Bedding. Emergency management crews at the […]

Fire Breaks Out At TX Glass Plant

WACO (September 12, 2013)—A fire broke out Thursday evening at the Owens-Illinois glass container plant in Waco. Multiple fire units were dispatched to the plant at 5200 Beverly Drive in Waco just after 5 p.m. Thursday. The fire started in a boiler, which a fire official said was not an uncommon occurrence in glass plants. […]

Workers at FL sugar mill put out fire at plant

NJAF: Another oil-related fire… this time in an occupancy known for combustible dust exposure. SOUTH BAY — Workers at the Okeelanta sugar mill extinguished a fire at their plant Saturday night, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Crews were called to the mill on U.S. 27 after receiving reports of an oil fire, said Capt. […]

Fire damages power plant at Kent State in OH

KENT — Classes will continue as scheduled at Kent State University after a fire at a power plant forced two campus buildings to be evacuated late Thursday. Several media outlets report that firefighters responded to an 11 p.m. fire in one of the turbines at the power plant. A Kent State spokesman says two people […]

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