Archive for October2013

Australian factory fire has been put out more than 28 hours after it started

FIRE crews worked tirelessly for more than 28 hours to put out a blaze at a factory in Chipping Norton. Emergency services were called to the tyre and plastics factory on Governor Macquarie Drive about 3.35am on Sunday. The last remnants of the fire were put out this morning at 8am. No one was in […]

Fire destroys part of NC plant

A blaze that broke out at a Lincolnton plant Sunday morning demolished a trailer and destroyed several thousands of dollars in railroad equipment, plant officials said. Lincolnton Fire Department responded just before 7 a.m. to Omni Products, Inc., located at 1591 North Aspen Street, Chief Mitch Burgin said. North 321 Fire Department provided mutual aid. […]

Fire evacuates NJ chemical plant

BRANCHBURG —€” A fire at a chemical facility caused a precautionary evacuation of the building but was quickly extinguished, according to a company executive. At about 3:50 p.m. on Monday, a fire ignited on the roof of a warehouse at the Voltaix electronic chemicals facility at 197 Meister Avenue, according to Mark A. Wilkinson, executive […]

Large factory fire in Australia keeps firefighters busy

  About 100 firefighters have brought a big factory fire in Sydney’s south-west under control. The blaze broke out around 3:30am (AEDT) at the complex on Alfred Road at Chipping Norton. The factory was a recycling plant for tyres and plastic. Superintendent Ian Krimmer from Fire and Rescue says crews managed to save the surrounding […]

No one hurt in Mississippi poultry plant fire

FLOWOOD, Miss. — No injuries have been reported in an early Friday fire at the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Flowood. Flowood Fire Department Lt. Brian Grantham says about 16 employees were inside the building at the time, though no one was in the boiler room where the fire started. The room is used for […]

Huge fire guts western NY warehouse

ALBION — A major structure fire gutted a West Avenue warehouse on Thursday, engaging area fire crews in a defensive but successful battle and forcing nearby residents to stay indoors by direct order. The fire occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at the Orleans Pallet Company, 227 West Ave., a business that rebuilds, stores and ships […]

Aurora Biomass Plant Closed After Weekend Fire

AURORA, Mo. – A biomass plant that makes pellets for wood-burning stoves from miscanthus vegetation is closed today after a Sunday fire that caused about $150,000 damage to the production and storage area of the company. Aurora Fire Chief Robert Ward said the fire at MFA Biomass was reported to his department at noon Sunday […]

5-alarm fire wipes out Oregon hazelnut drying plant

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SALEM, Ore. – No one was hurt in a five-alarm fire that broke out at a hazelnut drying plant early Sunday morning, but hundreds of thousands of pounds of the nuts were lost in the blaze. The first call came in around 2:20 a.m. and crews quickly responded to the plant, located in the 7500 […]

Molten glass reportedly caused fire at CA fiberglass plant

WILLOWS — A fire that ripped through the Johns Manville roofing and fiberglass plant on Saturday is said to have been caused by hot molten glass, which is part of the manufacturing process. Willows Fire Department Fire Chief Wayne Peabody said the slag, or piece of glass, fell into product and burned slowly. It had […]

Firefighters fight filter system fire at Caterpillar plant in MS

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Booneville firefighters spent little time extinguishing a small fire at the Caterpillar plant Monday morning. Fire Chief Jerry Wallace says the fire happened in an area of the plant where grinding equipment is used to clean gaskets off water pumps. He says shortly before 11 a.m., it appears a spark from […]

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