Archive for June2014

Minor industrial fire in Canada

WEST KELOWNA — West Kelowna officials say the cause of a minor fire in an industrial area late Tuesday night appears to be accidental. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. at a commercial building in the 1100-block of Stevens Road where smoke was billowing from one of the units. “The fire was burning […]

Industrial fire breaks out at Tamaqua plant

WEST PIKELAND, Pa. – Firefighters in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, helped fight an industrial fire Wednesday night. It broke out just before 10 p.m. at Hart Metals Inc. at 1415 E. Broad St. Officials saif one of the industrial machines in the facility caught fire. Quick Clicks The company refines magnesium, so firefighters assisted officials at […]

Pellet Plant has fire in Silo

The “German Pellets” plant in Woodville had a small explosion and fire in it’s silos on Monday evening April 28th. The plant which opened in April of 2013 produces wood pellets and ships them out of Port Arthur to Europe. The plant has a capacity of producing 578,000 metric tons of pellets per year. The […]

Georgia-Pacific official: Seven employees injured in Corrigan plant fire – The Lufkin News: Community

Emergency personnel took seven Georgia-Pacific employees to hospitals in Houston and Lufkin after they sustained injuries in a fire at the company’s plywood facility in Corrigan, according to GP spokesperson Eric Abercrombie. Around 6:30 p.m. a fire broke out in the facility’s bag house, which stores dust from the process of polishing plywood panels, Abercrombie […]

Fire in dairy factory tower extinguished

A fire service spokesperson has said the fire in a dairy factory tower near Pukekohe has been put out. The fire broke out this evening in a drying tower for milk products at the plant at Paerata owned by New Image Group. A fire officer at the scene told ONE News the fire will be […]

Fire reported at OH steel plant

MIDDLETOWN — A fire at AK Steel on Monday night is believed to have started with lubricating oil in a storage tanker, a Middletown deputy fire chief said. There were no injuries. Fire crews were dispatched at about 8 p.m., said the deputy chief, Brent Dominy. The fire was under control by 9:56 p.m. and […]

BBC News – Fire crews tackle blaze at Uddingston industrial silo

Fire crews tackle blaze at Uddingston industrial silo Firefighters are working to contain a major blaze at an industrial silo in South Lanarkshire. Crews were called to the incident near Broomhouse Lane, Uddingston, at about 01:45 on Tuesday. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the silo contained about 100 tonnes of material which was […]

UPDATE: Emergency Crews Respond to Fire at Chemical Plant; Plant Releases Statement

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — Haverhill Chemicals released the following statement Monday evening about the fire at its plant in Scioto County during the weekend: A preliminary assessment of the fire at Haverhill Chemicals indicates a phenol pump and bearings failed. The bearing failure caused the seals on the pump to release a small amount […]

Investigator: Friction caused fire in Bibb diaper plant machinery | Local & State | Macon.com

When a newly made diaper fails to meet company standards, it is recycled at the First Quality plant in south Bibb County. Wednesday evening, a fire started in one of the units that breaks down the material for reuse, said Macon-Bibb County fire investigator Steve Wesson. “The material is blown into the product reclaiming system, […]

Fire sprinklers cause flooding after small fire

FRESNO, Calif. — An electrical fire wiped out power to two downtown businesses early Thursday morning, tripping the sprinkler system and causing a major flood. The fire started around 3 a.m. in the electrical room inside of a building located at the corner of Van Ness and Fresno Streets. The eight story structure houses both […]

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