Archive for June2014

Fire burned 6 stories underground at sewage plant

HOOVER, Alabama – A large, underground fire at a Hoover sewage plant is now under control, authorities said. The fire, six-stories below the ground’s surface at the Patton Creek sewage plant on Chapel Lane, was discovered just before 4 p.m., said Hoover Fire Executive Officer Rusty Lowe. There was no immediate threat to the public, […]

Fire at hay processing plant expected to burn for weeks

TREMONTON, Utah –A massive fire at a hay processing plant in Tremonton is expected to burning for weeks, according to officials. The fire started at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday at the facility located at 6400 North 6800 West. Firefighters were still monitoring the fire Thursday. The cause of the fire is not known and may […]

Massive fire rips through dry-cleaning business

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Vincennes fire crews responded to a fire at C&G Quality Dry Cleaning Services on Washington Street just before midnight Wednesday. Fire officials stated active chemicals used in the dry cleaning process burned quickly, making the fire tough to extinguish. “The fire advanced so quickly, it’s a dry cleaning business so all […]

Staff evacuated as firefighters take no risks at flare factory fire

STAFF were evacuated when a fire started at a flare-making factory in Lara today. Five CFA trucks and police crews were called to Chemring on Staceys Rd because of the fire shortly before 3pm. The business makes smoke grenades and flares for the defence industry. A CFA operations officer said although the fire was small […]

Officials: Fire at local magnesium plant not toxic

ANDERSON, Ind. — A fire at a local factory was smothered hours after it started, but residents were fearful of the white ash coating their homes, vehicles and yards. Officials at Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corporation, or AMACOR, located at 1820 E. 32nd St., reported the blaze shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday. Shawn Copeland, a […]

Fire Crews Battle 3 Alarm Fire at T-Mobile Store

Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire burning at a T-Mobile store in San Gabriel on Thursday night. Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire burning at a T-Mobile store in San Gabriel on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The fire was reported at 7:20 p.m. at a building located in the 200 block of S. […]

Investigation after fire at Burnley recycling plant

AN investigation has begun into a huge fire at a recycling plant in Burnley this morning. Firefighters were called to a blaze at Enviro Skip, off Accrington Road, just after 5am. There were traffic delays in Accrington Road as eight fire engines attended the scene with many littering the busy main road. A fire service […]

Fire marshal says static & acetone started plant fire

BREMEN – State investigators say static electricity from fiberglass caught a bucket of acetone on fire, causing last night’s big fire at Charleston Corporation near Bremen. The fire marshal ruled the blaze at Charleston Corporation “accidental” and determined, through interviews with employees, nothing criminal happened. However, it appears the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Multiple buildings destroyed in walnut factory fire

OLIVEHURST, Calif. (KCRA) —A large fire destroyed several buildings at Shoei Foods in Olivehurst late Saturday night. Four buildings were destroyed when a fire broke out at an Olivehurst walnut and prune factory Saturday evening. Authorities said the fire ignited about 10:30 p.m. at the factory located east of Yuba City. Firefighters from nearly two […]

Fire extinguished at hydrogen plant, no injuries reported

WILMINGTON – Firefighters today extinguished a fire in a turbine at a hydrogen-production plant in Wilmington, and no one was hurt. Firefighters were sent to 700 N. Henry Ford Ave. at 6:04 a.m. extinguished the fire in 57 minutes, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Following the fire, crews sampled air downwind […]

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