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Fire causes $1.75 million in damage at northern Minnesota manufacturing plant

CROSSLAKE, Minn. — A fire late Thursday caused an estimated $1.75 million in damage at a northern Minnesota manufacturing business. Firefighters were able to shut a fire door separating the original Cross-Tech Manufacturing plant from a 15,000-square-foot expansion. Cross-Tech makes the Brush Wolf line of hydraulic rotary brush cutters, which are used to clear brush […]

No Injuries in Fire at South Side Chicago Steel Plant

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Employees at a steel company on Chicago’s far south side were forced out of the plant early Friday morning because of a fire. No injuries were reported in the fire at the National Processing Company on the 400 block of West 127th Street, officials said. The fire from an oil container self-vented through the roof […]

Fire hits manufacturing plant in eastern Illinois

DANVILLE — Danville fire officials are investigating Friday’s blaze at a local manufacturing plant, which did major damage to one of its buildings. Firefighters were called to the structure fire at Automation International Inc., 1020 Bahls St., at 10:13 a.m. When they arrived, flames and heavy smoke were coming from the one-story brick building, located […]

VIDEO: Fire destroys building at St. Lawrence Seminary H.S.

Hazardous material spills in CA industrial fire

Hazardous material spilled during a fire Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, that damaged machinery in a warehouse in Riverside, according to a fire official. The motor for a heavy piece of machinery used in fabricating metal parts caught fire about 7 a.m. at 796 Palmyrita Avenue, according to Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve McKinster. When […]

Industrial fire forces evacuation

A fire in an industrial oven in a Huntington Beach building injured one employee and forced an evacuation, according to authorities. Firefighters responded to a call in the 15000 block of Chemical Lane at about noon Saturday after an employee from Advanced Composites Products and Technology Inc. reported that a resin material had caught fire […]

Fire prompts evacuation of nuclear repository

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Emergency crews battled a fire Wednesday at the southeastern New Mexico site where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste, including plutonium-contaminated clothing and tools. Six people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a truck hauling salt caught fire at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the […]

More than 60 hours later, Osolo fire units clear scene at Lami-Plast

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ELKHART — Osolo Township firefighters cleared the scene at Lami-Plast on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, after more than 60 hours of battling a fire. An Elkhart County dispatcher said units cleared at about 3:35 p.m. Osolo Township Fire Assistant Chief Dean Rentfrow said the material at the site is still smoldering. He said small flames […]

Fiberglass plant burns in northern IN

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ELKHART, Ind. -Close to a dozen fire departments responded to a massive factory fire in Elkhart County Sunday morning. Crews have been on scene at the Lami Plast plant, located near the intersection of Adams and Woodlawn, since just after 2 a.m. We’re told the building is a fiberglass plant. Our reporter spoke with Asst. […]

Fire truck burns after hitting power line

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COLUMBIA — A Columbia fire truck is heavily damaged after its ladder hit a power line during routine maintenance Sunday morning. Firefighters say they were checking the truck’s systems at Station 4 after getting it back from a maintenance facility when its ladder hit some overhead power lines. Firefighters were able to jump away from […]

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