Archive for April2014

Commercial building fires caused by attempted break-in with blowtorch

YAKIMA, Wash. — Two fires at commercial buildings Tuesday were the result of apparent break-in attempts, a Yakima Fire Department official said Thursday. Capt. Tom Schneider said the fires — one in the 1500 block of South First Street and the other in the 700 block of East Nob Hill Boulevard — appeared to be […]

Wind causes barn fire to spread to nearby house, brush

CARMEL, Ind. (April 17, 2014)—Firefighters battled a barn fire that spread to a nearby home in Carmel Thursday. Crews with the Carmel Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at the Village of West Clay at 12400 Hoover Road around 5 p.m. The operations manager of Village of West Clay told FOX59 the barn was […]

Suspicious fire at Virginia plant site

A local fire official characterized an early morning blaze as suspicious Thursday after a fire caused an estimated $600,000 in damages to a former furniture plant on Route 3 in the town of Culpeper. Emergency responders, led by Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Co. 1, responded to the old Keller Manufacturing facility at 601 Germanna […]

Small fire breaks out at chemical plant

Middleton firefighters doused a small fire at the Bostik Inc. chemical plant this afternoon, said firefighters. The fire was reported at 2:53 p.m. and was extinguished by about 3:10 p.m., said a fire department dispatcher. Firefighters remain at the scene to investigate the cause of the flames, said the dispatcher. No injuries were reported. The […]

Silo fire presents dangers and difficulties for NY firefighters

PHOTO BY JASON HUNTER • WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES POTSDAM — Firefighters closed off about a 1-mile stretch of Route 11 just outside the village Wednesday as they struggled to put out a silo fire. The Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Schober Farm at 7768 Route 11 about 10:30 a.m. after farm owners Erwin […]

Rubber plant fire ruled accidental, caused by mechanical friction

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Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the most recent fire at the Winnsboro Recycling Rubber plant was caused by accidental ignition caused by mechanical friction. The April 3 blaze was the second in four years at the plant located in the Industrial Park north of Winnsboro. Authorities said it was the alertness […]

NJ boat house fire damages showroom

JEFFERSON — MarineMax Lake Hopatcong, a new and used boat dealership located on Espanong Road, caught fire early Wednesday morning, causing extensive damage to the showroom, police said. At about 12:34 a.m., police responded to MarineMax Lake Hopatcong at 134 Espanong Road on a report of a structure fire, and, upon arriving, found that the […]

Fire breaks out in plastic factory in India

VADODARA: Industries in Waghodia-GIDC spent anxious moments early on Wednesday morning when major fire broke out in a private manufacturing firm. The incident occurred at Atmiya Engineering and Plastics that manufactures water coolers and water purifiers. Fire brigade officials said that the fire broke out in processing plant of the company at about 4 am. […]

Runaway tractor video poses training questions

Potato chip factory destoyed in Lebanon

BEIRUT: A huge fire that erupted Wednesday at a chips factory in east Lebanon completely destroyed the building, with no casualties reported, security sources told The Daily Star. The Masters Chips factory in the Zahle town of Ferzol burned to the ground, despite the efforts of Civil Defense responders, the sources said. The employees working […]

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