Archive for April2014

Massive fire leaves FL gas station closed for business

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Due to a early morning fire, a gas station in Melrose will not be be open for business The Clay County Fire Rescue worked to put out a massive fire at Nick’s Quick Stop located in the 8800 block of State Street just after 4 a.m. Monday. It took 28 firefighters […]

Sawdust Bin Fire Enters Building, Closes Business

STANLEY, Va. (WHSV) — Masonite Corporation closed for the remainder of the day after a fire Monday morning. A saw dust bin caught fire on the conveyor belt system and entered the building. All employees were evacuated and the fire is now under control. There was no major damage as the fire was contained to […]

Firefighters quench conveyor fire at casting plant

City firefighters extinguished a blaze on industrial equipment within the Alliance Castings plant at 1001 E. Broadway St. Saturday afternoon. The fire was on a conveyor belt that carries salt. Firefighters responded after noticing smoke drifting from the plant. “No one was working in the area of the fire, so it went undetected by the […]

Welding accident caused plant fire

STORM LAKE, Iowa | Law enforcement officials on Monday ruled the fire that heavily destroyed the Hillshire Brands turkey plant was an accident arising from a welding operation. The Storm Lake Fire Department and Iowa State Fire Marshal office announced the accident cause after an investigation of the March 22 fire at the plant in […]

Search for clues into Indiana paint business

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at an Elkhart County business early Thursday morning. Crews were called to the Quality Paint in the 28000 block of Old U.S. 33 just west of Elkhart. They had to close that busy road for several hours as they dealt with the fire. At this point, […]

Owner says static electricity to blame for explosion at Tulsa business; fire under investigation

Grease fire suspected in destruction of catering business

Up in flames: a Springfield business that’s served the community for more than 30 years was gutted by a fire. It’s left the owners with knots in their stomachs, questioning where to go from here. The windows and doors at Stork’s Catering on South First St. are all boarded up after being smashed open by […]

Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in downtown San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Officials say crews have a handle on a five-alarm fire at a commercial building in downtown San Jose that injured two firefighters and sent a massive plume of smoke into the sky Sunday afternoon. The fire started at about 3:10 p.m. in a former television station at Park Avenue and […]

Fire destroys furniture store in Wisconsin; bow-truss roof collapses

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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) – Firefighters from at least seven departments responded to a large business fire in Prairie du Chien Sunday night. Nobody was hurt, but the fire at Black Hawk Junction destroyed Slumberland Furniture, and left smoke damage to a few other businesses. Prairie du Chien firefighters were able to start fighting […]

Large Fire Destroys Building After Vehicle Ignites Inside

OSAGE CITY, Kan. (WIBW)– Osage City police say at around 5:25pm officers responded to a vehicle fire inside a storage facility at 4th street and Lord. They say a race car owned by Teresa Wolf ignited with a loud bang upon ignition and fire filled the storage unit. The flames quickly spread throughout the facility […]

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