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Silo fire presents dangers and difficulties for NY firefighters

PHOTO BY JASON HUNTER • WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES POTSDAM — Firefighters closed off about a 1-mile stretch of Route 11 just outside the village Wednesday as they struggled to put out a silo fire. The Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Schober Farm at 7768 Route 11 about 10:30 a.m. after farm owners Erwin […]

Rubber plant fire ruled accidental, caused by mechanical friction

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Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the most recent fire at the Winnsboro Recycling Rubber plant was caused by accidental ignition caused by mechanical friction. The April 3 blaze was the second in four years at the plant located in the Industrial Park north of Winnsboro. Authorities said it was the alertness […]

NJ boat house fire damages showroom

JEFFERSON — MarineMax Lake Hopatcong, a new and used boat dealership located on Espanong Road, caught fire early Wednesday morning, causing extensive damage to the showroom, police said. At about 12:34 a.m., police responded to MarineMax Lake Hopatcong at 134 Espanong Road on a report of a structure fire, and, upon arriving, found that the […]

Fire breaks out in plastic factory in India

VADODARA: Industries in Waghodia-GIDC spent anxious moments early on Wednesday morning when major fire broke out in a private manufacturing firm. The incident occurred at Atmiya Engineering and Plastics that manufactures water coolers and water purifiers. Fire brigade officials said that the fire broke out in processing plant of the company at about 4 am. […]

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Potato chip factory destoyed in Lebanon

BEIRUT: A huge fire that erupted Wednesday at a chips factory in east Lebanon completely destroyed the building, with no casualties reported, security sources told The Daily Star. The Masters Chips factory in the Zahle town of Ferzol burned to the ground, despite the efforts of Civil Defense responders, the sources said. The employees working […]

UPDATE: Firefighters battled large building fire in Iowa

Fire tore through a large commercial building shared by several businesses Tuesday afternoon in southeast Iowa City, though no one was injured in the blaze. The Iowa City Fire Department was called to the 16,000-square-foot metal warehouse at 2339 Heinz Road at 3:25 p.m. The long building, which is divided into about a dozen bays, […]

Fire Damages Door Company

LOYALHANNA (KDKA) – A commercial building in Westmoreland County was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday morning. According to officials at the scene, the fire started around 2:30 a.m. at Deon Doors in Loyalhanna. When firefighters arrived at the scene, extensive fire was blowing out of a window in the office area of the building. […]

Fires at two commercial buildings cause extensive damage

YAKIMA, Wash. — Fires at two commercial buildings caused extensive damage Tuesday morning, according to the Yakima Fire Department. The two fires were about a quarter-mile apart and were reported within minutes of each other. Both remain under investigation, officials said. Firefighters responding at 4:25 a.m. to a report of fire in the 1500 block […]

Two suffer burns in factory fire

Two workers at a pharmaceutical factory sustained burns after a major fire broke out on the premises in Peenya II Stage on Tuesday afternoon. Abhishek and Manjunath were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. They are out of danger, the police said. More than 105 workers, who were inside the Anglo-French Drug Industries when the incident […]

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