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Fire on assembly line forces evacuation from Mack Trucks plant in PA

A truck caught fire Tuesday evening as it was being tested after coming off the assembly line at the Mack Trucks plant in Lower Macungie Township, a spokeswoman for the company said. Lower Macungie Fire Co. Chief David Nosal said the truck was being driven on a dynamometer when it caught fire in the plant’s […]

Fire strikes bowling alley; FFs evacuated due to collapse potential

BURLINGTON — Firefighters and investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office were working Monday morning to find the cause of a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday night in a bowling alley under construction. “It’s going to be pretty tough to determine, just based on the extent of the damage,” Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson […]

Hoarding conditions complicate house fire inAZ

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hoarding conditions made firefighters’ jobs difficult as they battled a house fire in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. Crews from Scottsdale and Tempe responded to a home on Fillmore Street, which is just north of Scottsdale and McKellips roads, shortly after 6 a.m. Neighbors said flames were shooting from the roof. Smoke was visible […]

Firefighters in 12 hour blaze battle after 100 tonnes of hay caught fire

FIREFIGHTERS spent more than 12 hours battling a blaze after 100 tonnes of hay caught fire. Fire officers from Peterlee Station were called to a farm in Front Street, Wingate, just after 1am on Tuesday. By 3.30am firefighters had managed to extinguish half of the blaze and put out a fire in a nearby shed […]

UK campus to reopen after fire and dust explosion

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Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus to reopen after fire and dust explosion Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus is set to reopen on Wednesday after a fire and “dust explosion” forced hundreds of students to be evacuated. About 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at 10:30 on Tuesday. Overheating woodwork equipment started a fire and embers then […]

Fire guts NC commercial building

ASHEVILLE – Two student apartment dwellers escaped unharmed from a fire that gutted a commercial building early Monday on Merrimon Avenue. The fire was reported at 3:25 a.m. at 498 Merrimon Avenue, near the W.T. Weaver Boulevard intersection. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze, Asheville Fire Department acting battalion chief Eddie […]

Massive fire leaves FL gas station closed for business

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Due to a early morning fire, a gas station in Melrose will not be be open for business The Clay County Fire Rescue worked to put out a massive fire at Nick’s Quick Stop located in the 8800 block of State Street just after 4 a.m. Monday. It took 28 firefighters […]

Sawdust Bin Fire Enters Building, Closes Business

STANLEY, Va. (WHSV) — Masonite Corporation closed for the remainder of the day after a fire Monday morning. A saw dust bin caught fire on the conveyor belt system and entered the building. All employees were evacuated and the fire is now under control. There was no major damage as the fire was contained to […]

Firefighters quench conveyor fire at casting plant

City firefighters extinguished a blaze on industrial equipment within the Alliance Castings plant at 1001 E. Broadway St. Saturday afternoon. The fire was on a conveyor belt that carries salt. Firefighters responded after noticing smoke drifting from the plant. “No one was working in the area of the fire, so it went undetected by the […]

Welding accident caused plant fire

STORM LAKE, Iowa | Law enforcement officials on Monday ruled the fire that heavily destroyed the Hillshire Brands turkey plant was an accident arising from a welding operation. The Storm Lake Fire Department and Iowa State Fire Marshal office announced the accident cause after an investigation of the March 22 fire at the plant in […]

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