Archive for November2013

Fire pumps save Australian plastics factory

CAROLE PARK, AUSTRALIA — An investment of A$65,000 US$60,000in fire-fighting equipment is credited with saving a A$30 million plastics factory. A fire broke out at Viscount Plastics Pty. Ltd.’s Carole Park factory, 12 miles south-west of Brisbane’s CBD, on Sunday, October 6. It sent thick, black smoke billowing skywards as firefighters battled to extinguish the […]

PA biomass fuel pellet plant is damaged by fire

UNION TOWNSHIP — A Saturday morning fire damaged production equipment at the fuel pellet mill at the Ernst Biomass plant at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Union Township. It was 8 a.m. when the first of nine area volunteer fire departments were called to the scene at 9006 Mercer Pike, about three miles south of Meadville, […]

Fire burns for hours at NY feed processing plant

Static charge caused dust explosion in Mass. Tuesday

Woburn, MA — An explosion Tuesday that critically injured a worker in East Woburn was caused by an electrical charge that triggered a dust explosion, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Woburn Interim Director of Fire and Emergency Services Robert DiPoli, and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo, Jr. said in a joint statement released today. […]

Fire in PA dust collector causes $100,000 damage

An early morning fire Wednesday in the dust collector system at High Steel Structures Inc., 3501 W. Fourth St., resulted in an estimated $100,000 damage, according to city fire officials. No one was injured and the entire plant was safely evacuated when the fire broke out in the company’s paint bay about 5 a.m., according […]

Industrial Dust Explosion in Mass.

Industrial Dust Explosion in Woburn State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Woburn Interim Director of Fire and Emergency Services Robert DiPoli and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo, Jr. announced that a static electrical charge triggered the dust explosion and subsequent small fire on November 5 at 475 Wildwood Avenue in Woburn. The explosion caused critical […]

IN manufacturer cleared of contamination after fire

SOUTH BEND – A South Bend manufacturer has been cleared of any contamination after a huge fire leveled the company Monday night. Firefighters from several departments were called to Abtrex Industries, a corrosion control company, just outside the South Bend city limits on the southwest side around 9:20 p.m. Abtrex is in the 59600 block […]

Brazil sugar factory fire sends river of 30,000 tons of CARAMEL into nearby town

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Caramel is great on a cake – but not so desirable when it’s swamping your town. A fire in a warehouse in southern Brazil has melted over 30,000 tons of sugar, sending a river of molten treacle into a nearby town. The factory – in Santa Adelia – saw one of its worst fires in […]

Spontaneous combustion of spray foam insulation cited in factory site fire

NORTHAMPTON — State fire investigators have determined a small fire Tuesday morning at a building under construction at the corner of Prospect and Jackson streets was accidental, caused by spontaneous combustion of leftover foam insulation on the second floor. “The fire started in a room where they were spraying chemical foam insulation,” said Jennifer Mieth, […]

Fire damages OR newsprint factory

NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) – Firefighters in Newberg are looking into what caused a fire at a newsprint factory. The fire started around 8:15 Monday night at SP Fiber Technologies on Northeast Wynooski Road. The Newberg fire chief said the two-alarm fire started in an area used to take ink off paper as they recycle the […]

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