Archive for October2013

Firefighters respond to two-alarm fire at oil plant in CA

SHAFTER, Calif. – The Kern County Firefighters responded a 2-alarm fire at the Plains LPG facility in Shafter. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Initially it was believed that it was caused by an electrical surge after a car hit a power pole. However, Sean Collins of the Kern County Fire Department […]

Fire destroys Missouri Plastics plant in Jackson

A fire destroyed the Missouri Plastics plant in Jackson, which caught fire about 10 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt, but the fire continued to burn through much of Friday, said Dwayne Kirchhoff, chief of the East County Fire Protection District. Kirchhoff said the cause was unknown and the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office had not […]

CA recycling plant fire involves hundreds of railroad ties

STOCKTON – “The problem is you got all these railroad ties. It’s a dump, that’s not a legal dump.” Frank Alegre owns a recycling yard just across the street from this pile of rail yard ties—burned in yesterday’s fire. “The ties have creosote. I told them one of these days they’re going to blow up,” […]

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