Archive for October2013

Water supply issues hamper crews at Australian recycling plant fire

Metropolitan Fire Services have once more been hampered by poor water supplies in the Dry Creek area with crews having to run supply hoses over one kilometre to attempt to extinguish a fire at a recycling plant. MFS incident controller commander Peter Reynolds told 891 Breakfast it was the third time crews had faced the […]

Transformer Fire Extinguished at Shipping Facility in Wilmington CA

Firefighters extinguished a transformer fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a shipping container facility in Wilmington, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 7:34 a.m. at the TraPac Inc. location in the 900 block of West Harry Bridges Boulevard, about a half-mile north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel were […]

Explosion, fire reported at TX oil production facility

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – Several emergency crews have contained a large fire at an oil facility in northern Smith County. Around 9:55 p.m. Monday, firefighters from Red Springs, Lindale, and Winona Fire Departments were called to a Vess Oil Corp. skimming station on a private drive off County Road 313 East, near Tyler State […]

CA pallet plant fire

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A large pallet storage and manufacturing fire is under investigation by the Santa Maria Fire Department. It broke out around 10 p.m. Tuesday night at 1563 West Betteravia Road. Crews arrived on scene and found a large fire involving multiple stacks of pallets, machinery, vehicles and outbuildings either engulfed in flames […]

Tissue factory fire in Australia

A large fire that broke out at a tissue factory in Laverton North has been controlled. The fire was fanned by high winds which were blowing embers and smoke south-east towards homes around Altona. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade issued an alert at about 4pm, and has sent about 60 firefighters to the Encore Paper factory […]

Detroit Factory Fire Rages At Abandoned Building On West Side (PHOTOS)

Detroit firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at an abandoned factory on the city’s west side Thursday, WDIV-TV reports. The fire has been declared a HAZMAT situation. The building is near Livernois and I-94, according to WWJ. A WWJ reporter on the scene said the northern end of the building was crumbling, with bricks […]

Australian plastics factory engulfed in fire

Authorities are investigating reports a major factory fire at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, may have been deliberately lit. The fire at Viscount Plastics on Cobalt Street, in Carole Park, broke out just after 3pm (AEST) on Sunday, causing about $500,000 worth of damage. Firefighters say the blaze spread and they were unable to save several […]

Fire Sparks At Diesel Pump Factory, Injuring 4

Officials say four people were treated following injury from a fire that sparked at a diesel pump factory in the east. Jacksonville Fire Marshall John Reed says that the fire started at Stanadyne at 425 White Street during the installation of a fire suppression system right around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Reed says that contractors had […]

Fire damage put in millions at meat packing plant

ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) – The damage from last week’s fire at a south-central Kansas packing plant is estimated in the millions of dollars. Doug Mackay, director of human resources at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, shared the estimate Thursday with members of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Creekstone is insured for such massive […]

Ohio Metals Plant Catches Fire

COLUMBUS (Kelsey Mallahan) — Firefighters will remain on the scene of a large industrial fire into Saturday morning. It started at around 5:00 p.m. Friday at Burton Metal Finishing Inc. on the 1600 block of Woodland Ave. Workers at the business next door started calling 9-1-1 when they saw the neighboring facility on fire. Second […]

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