Archive for April2014

UPDATE: Firefighters battled large building fire in Iowa

Fire tore through a large commercial building shared by several businesses Tuesday afternoon in southeast Iowa City, though no one was injured in the blaze. The Iowa City Fire Department was called to the 16,000-square-foot metal warehouse at 2339 Heinz Road at 3:25 p.m. The long building, which is divided into about a dozen bays, […]

Fire Damages Door Company

LOYALHANNA (KDKA) – A commercial building in Westmoreland County was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday morning. According to officials at the scene, the fire started around 2:30 a.m. at Deon Doors in Loyalhanna. When firefighters arrived at the scene, extensive fire was blowing out of a window in the office area of the building. […]

Fires at two commercial buildings cause extensive damage

YAKIMA, Wash. — Fires at two commercial buildings caused extensive damage Tuesday morning, according to the Yakima Fire Department. The two fires were about a quarter-mile apart and were reported within minutes of each other. Both remain under investigation, officials said. Firefighters responding at 4:25 a.m. to a report of fire in the 1500 block […]

Two suffer burns in factory fire

Two workers at a pharmaceutical factory sustained burns after a major fire broke out on the premises in Peenya II Stage on Tuesday afternoon. Abhishek and Manjunath were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. They are out of danger, the police said. More than 105 workers, who were inside the Anglo-French Drug Industries when the incident […]

Fire on assembly line forces evacuation from Mack Trucks plant in PA

A truck caught fire Tuesday evening as it was being tested after coming off the assembly line at the Mack Trucks plant in Lower Macungie Township, a spokeswoman for the company said. Lower Macungie Fire Co. Chief David Nosal said the truck was being driven on a dynamometer when it caught fire in the plant’s […]

Fire strikes bowling alley; FFs evacuated due to collapse potential

BURLINGTON — Firefighters and investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office were working Monday morning to find the cause of a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday night in a bowling alley under construction. “It’s going to be pretty tough to determine, just based on the extent of the damage,” Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson […]

Hoarding conditions complicate house fire inAZ

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hoarding conditions made firefighters’ jobs difficult as they battled a house fire in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. Crews from Scottsdale and Tempe responded to a home on Fillmore Street, which is just north of Scottsdale and McKellips roads, shortly after 6 a.m. Neighbors said flames were shooting from the roof. Smoke was visible […]

Firefighters in 12 hour blaze battle after 100 tonnes of hay caught fire

FIREFIGHTERS spent more than 12 hours battling a blaze after 100 tonnes of hay caught fire. Fire officers from Peterlee Station were called to a farm in Front Street, Wingate, just after 1am on Tuesday. By 3.30am firefighters had managed to extinguish half of the blaze and put out a fire in a nearby shed […]

UK campus to reopen after fire and dust explosion

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Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus to reopen after fire and dust explosion Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus is set to reopen on Wednesday after a fire and “dust explosion” forced hundreds of students to be evacuated. About 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at 10:30 on Tuesday. Overheating woodwork equipment started a fire and embers then […]

Fire guts NC commercial building

ASHEVILLE – Two student apartment dwellers escaped unharmed from a fire that gutted a commercial building early Monday on Merrimon Avenue. The fire was reported at 3:25 a.m. at 498 Merrimon Avenue, near the W.T. Weaver Boulevard intersection. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze, Asheville Fire Department acting battalion chief Eddie […]

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