Archive for June2014

Fire Destroys Industrial Warehouse in Iowa, Three Firefighters Injured

POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Three firefighters were injured while battling an industrial warehouse fire in Saylor Township, located just outside Des Moines, on Saturday. A passerby reported the fire at 1863 NE 54th Avenue at about 8:40 a.m. Saturday. More than half a dozen area fire departments responded to the scene. Officials said that the […]

Fire breaks out in coal feeder at PA cement plant

Firefighters were dispatched to the Essroc Cement plant in Lower Nazareth Township late Wednesday after Essroc personnel reported an uncontrolled fire, according to emergency radio broadcasts. The fire at the plant on 3940 Easton-Nazareth Highway, Route 248, was reported in a coal feeder just before 11:50 p.m. The blaze set off a carbon dioxide fire-suppression […]

Fireworks Plant Fire and Explosion Rocks Area

Tenino, Wash. – One person was killed and two were injured Wednesday morning in an explosion at a Thurston County fireworks facility.Deputies and firefighters responded to the scene, Entertainment Fireworks in the 13000 block of Reeder Road Southwest, at about 9:55 a.m. after receiving a report of an explosion and fire in a building.Three injured […]

Kitchen fire leads to evacuation at MO Hotel

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)– The Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel was evacuated late Thursday afternoon after a kitchen fire. One guest, staying on the 8th floor described hearing the fire alarm and leaving the hotel to see smoke billowing from the alleyway. Firefighters extinguished the fire while police officers redirected traffic. Hotel guests waited on the sidewalk […]

Psychiatric hold after Bay Bridge truck fire: Man was “laughing and taunting firefighters,”

A man was taken into custody on a psychiatric hold after his truck burned on the westbound Bay Bridge approach Thursday just past the toll booths, the California Highway Patrol said. Around 8 a.m., a 32-year-old Sacramento man driving a white Ford F-150 pickup truck stopped about 115 feet past the plaza after paying his […]

Large Fire Burns At Recycling Plant In CA

RANCHO CUCAMONGA — A large industrial fire is burning at a recycling plant in Rancho Cucamonga. The fire, located in the 8800 block of Etiwanda Avenue, is engulfing the plant as firefighters are battling the blaze with heavy water cannons in at least three directions. Stu Mundel, reporting in Sky9, said said bales of […]

MT hospitals were ready for disaster

As smoke billowed out from Plum Creek’s Medium Density Fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls on Tuesday afternoon, people around the Flathead Valley waited with bated breath, searching social media and news sites for any update. At local hospitals, doctors, nurses and staffers quickly marshaled forces to prepare for what could have been a huge disaster. […]

Explosion, fire causes damage to Ball Metal Beverage Container plant

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) – Workers at a Monticello factory were evacuated overnight after a fire broke out. It happened at the Ball Metal Beverage Container plant at 501 N. Sixth Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Monticello Fire Chief Galen Logan said the fire began in an oven and spread to the factory’s ductwork. An […]

Firefighters cautious at plastics plant fire until chemicals deemed no threat

WORCESTER — The fire was small, but the fact that it broke out in industrial machinery that combines chemicals had city fire officials taking a cautious approach to a blaze at a Millbrook Street plastics plant Monday night. Fire Department crews responding to the A. Schulman Inc. plant at 53 Millbrook St. called in state […]

Fire strikes VA fiberboard plant

Danville firefighters battled a blaze at Blue Ridge Fiberboard on Saturday afternoon at 250 Celotex Drive in Danville. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. and occurred in a staging area containing fiberboard stacked on pallets. As firefighters doused the flames, the thick, black smoke — visible for miles — turned gray and white. […]

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