Archive for September2013

Fire destroys PA candle-making business

A Friday fire destroyed a small garage in Terre Hill that was being used for an at-home business. The two-bay garage at 110 Vine St. was fully involved when firefighters arrived Friday. The 30-by-30-foot wood structure with vinyl siding was destroyed by the fire. “It’s gone,” Shannon Eberly, Weaverland Valley’s fire chief, said of the […]

AZ nuclear plant fire: Oil-soaked insulation to blame

PHOENIX – The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station declared an unusual event when oil-soaked insulation behind a water pump caught fire, officials said Tuesday. The Monday night fire did not interrupt power production at the three-reactor plant located 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, and Arizona Public Service Co. said the plant continued to run […]

Transformer fire at hospital power plant

CHEVERLY, Md. – Three transformers caught fire around 7:30 Thursday night at the main power plant for Prince George’s County Hospital in Cheverly. PG Fire officials report three transformers in the boiler room caught fire. Firefighters had to wait until Pepco cut the power to fight the fire. The hospital had to go to emergency […]

Fire breaks out at plastic-bag plant

A small fire broke out in the employee break room of a large plastic bag manufacturing plant in Paso Robles on Wednesday night. The Paso Robles Fire Department was called to the fire at Lindamar Industries, 1603 Commerce Way, at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The fire, which was somewhat contained by fire sprinklers, was quickly extinguished. […]

Commercial building fire in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) – A massive fire inside a commercial building shut down Gratiot Avenue on Detroit’s East Side for several hours earlier today. The blaze breaking out inside the vacant building at Barlow street, between Conner and McNichols just before noon. Flames were shooting through the roof of the building sending thick black smoke […]

Fire at plastic bag manufacturing company under investigation

A fire Wednesday at a plastics bag manufacturing company at 1603 Commerce Way in Paso Robles led to the evacuation of the building. No one was hurt. At about 9 p.m., the fire broke out in the employee break room of Lindamar Industries. The building’s sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading while several night […]

Massive fire at FL scrap metal plant

A stubborn fire that erupted at a south Orange County scrap-metal plant kept firefighters busy much of Thursday. About three-dozen firefighters were called to the Trademark Metals Recycling location on East Landstreet Road around 11:30 a.m. Fire officials said it’s too early to know what sparked the flames but witnesses reportedly heard an explosion before […]

ATF Investigating Six-Alarm Warehouse Fire in DC Area

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is investigating the six-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse on Labor Day in West End Alexandria, according to a news release from the ATF. The fire Monday at the three-story DC Foam warehouse at 801 S. Pickett St., caused more than $1 million in damage, the ATF […]

Fire in metal plating business sparks hazmat concerns

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. (KTLA) — A fire ripped through a metal plating business in Panorama City early Wednesday morning, sparking hazardous materials concerns. The fire broke out around 3:15 a.m. at Arrow Chrome, located at 14660 Arminta Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. panorama-pic Fire at commercial building in Panorama City Flames were […]

Fire burns YMCA building in FL

NORTH NAPLES _ Sal D’Angelo, a spokesman for the North Naples Fire Department, said after 6 p.m. that the cause of the fire has yet to be determined and investigators are on their way to the scene. He described it as a three-alarm fire, which triggered the involvement of multiple fire departments in the county […]

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