Archive for March2014

Nitric acid spill leads to explosion at Indianapolis Rolls Royce plant, 8 taken to hospital

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2014)– Several people were injured after a chemical spill and explosion at Rolls Royce on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Crews responded to the plant at 2059 S. Tibbs Ave. around 1:40 p.m. Officials said crews reported a chemical cloud inside the building. Wayne Township officials said a nitric acid spill […]

Transformer fire sends several fire companies to power plant Wednesday night » Local News » Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — An explosion in a transformer triggered a fire Wednesday night at the New York Power Authority’s Robert Moses power plant. The fire started at 7:10 p.m. in one of the 13 step-up transformers at the Moses plant. The plant is the NYPA Niagara Hydroelectric Project’s main electricity generating facility. When the first […]

Significant damage in IA turkey plant fire (VIDEO)

Fire at IA Hillshire Farms Plant

STORM LAKE – On the evening of Saturday, March 22, 2014, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the Hillshire Brands Turkey Processing Plant, located at 315 Vilas Road, in reference to an automated fire alarm. Upon arrival, the fire fighters observed heavy black smoke and flames coming from the roof […]

MA fire dept battled large log fire Wednesday morning

HANSON – The Hanson Fire Department was battling a fire on West Washington Street Wednesday morning. Hanson Fire Chief Jerome Thompson tweeted that the department is working to put out a “large log fire” at a wood chip plant. Firefighters were using more than 1,000 feet of hose to fight the fire, according to a […]

Crews battle 2nd alarm recycling plant fire in CA

POMONA, Calif. (KABC) — A 2nd alarm fire broke out at a recycling plant in Pomona on Saturday night, Los Angeles County Fire said. Fire officials said the fire broke out around 9 p.m. near First Street and Reservoir Road. Fire officials say bundles of plastic caught fire, and the building itself did not burn. […]

Sausage plant fire in TX

PALO PINTO COUNTY – Investigations continued into the cause of Wednesday’s fire that devastated the Kennedy Sausage plant off Interstate 20 at U.S. Highway 281 South. Palo Pinto County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell said insurance adjusters plan to have electrical engineers come today or Monday to study the plant’s wiring systems as well as machinery […]

Employee hurt in fire at Sherwin-Williams plant in NC

GREENSBORO — One person was seriously hurt Thursday afternoon in a a flash fire at the Sherwin-Williams paint plant, according to the Greensboro Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the plant at 2:09 p.m. when a flash fire involving a chemical broke out, said Battalion Chief Alex Gossett.A worker was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical […]

Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association regional fire school

This weekend I attended the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association regional fire school, held at Bowling Green State University, to take advantage of the special opportunity to hear Chief Scott Schroer and Asst Chief Jerry Merges share their first-hand experience with the 2003 silo explosion at Hoge Lumber. Because I use the NIOSH report and […]

VIDEO: Fire breaks out at Indianapolis area gas station

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