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Large mulch fire sparked at commercial property

EAST SANDWICH – Fire departments from several towns responded and provided mutual aid coverage Sunday morning for a large mulch fire at a commercial property on Service Road. The fire was called in by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flying overhead at 10:13 a.m. at property owned by New Bedford Waste Services at 295 Service […]

Fire destroys large metal shop building; early water supply issues

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A large metal shop and outbuildings at a farm on Gondring Road east of Keyes caught fire Saturday afternoon and continued to burn into the evening. No injuries were reported. Wind and lack of water hampered early efforts to douse the blaze, which started shortly before 3 p.m. in the 2800 block of Gondring Road, […]

Rubber Glove Warehouse Razed In Fire

SEPANG: Fire razed the warehouse of a factory that produces rubber gloves for medical use in the industrial area of Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi today. The incident, which occurred at 9.45am, also destroyed several container lorries parked in the warehouse. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul said 45 firemen from […]

Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones

Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today? You’re not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error messages to being unable to access apps on their smart TVs. Reports have spread on Twitter — mostly from a community news site […]

Business fire caused by blown light bulb

DURHAM — Four workers had to leave Durham Exchange Club Industries late Friday afternoon when an electrical fire broke out, the Durham Fire Department reported. Firefighters responded to a call at 5:54 p.m. and went to 1717 E. Lawson St. where they found smoke in a 50,000-square-foot warehouse, according to a news release from deputy […]

Fire damages commercial printing facility in NC

Durham, N.C. — About 30 firefighters spent nearly three hours Friday morning working to extinguish a fire at commercial printing business on Prospectus Drive in Durham. Crews were dispatched to Valassis at about midnight. When they arrived, they found smoke coming from a roll-up door. It took crews about 40 minutes to locate the source […]

Commercial building fires caused by attempted break-in with blowtorch

YAKIMA, Wash. — Two fires at commercial buildings Tuesday were the result of apparent break-in attempts, a Yakima Fire Department official said Thursday. Capt. Tom Schneider said the fires — one in the 1500 block of South First Street and the other in the 700 block of East Nob Hill Boulevard — appeared to be […]

Wind causes barn fire to spread to nearby house, brush

CARMEL, Ind. (April 17, 2014)—Firefighters battled a barn fire that spread to a nearby home in Carmel Thursday. Crews with the Carmel Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at the Village of West Clay at 12400 Hoover Road around 5 p.m. The operations manager of Village of West Clay told FOX59 the barn was […]

Suspicious fire at Virginia plant site

A local fire official characterized an early morning blaze as suspicious Thursday after a fire caused an estimated $600,000 in damages to a former furniture plant on Route 3 in the town of Culpeper. Emergency responders, led by Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Co. 1, responded to the old Keller Manufacturing facility at 601 Germanna […]

Small fire breaks out at chemical plant

Middleton firefighters doused a small fire at the Bostik Inc. chemical plant this afternoon, said firefighters. The fire was reported at 2:53 p.m. and was extinguished by about 3:10 p.m., said a fire department dispatcher. Firefighters remain at the scene to investigate the cause of the flames, said the dispatcher. No injuries were reported. The […]

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