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Fifth Third Ballpark fire damage: ‘There will be better days, just not today’

COMSTOCK PARK, MI – The right field stadium club at Fifth Third Ballpark, where thousands of West Michigan residents have reveled in summer baseball fun over the last 20 years, served as a staging area again Friday. This time, however, the backdrop was a still-smoking, fire-ravaged row of a dozen luxury suites, a collapsed roof […]

Fire guts VT furniture store

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  LaFlammes furniture store, 50 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, was a total loss after this fire that started Friday morning. More than 100 firefighters from three states battled the blaze in sub-zero temperatures (Courtesy of Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette) BENNINGTON – More than 100 area firefighters responded to an early morning blaze at LaFlammes […]

Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Family-Owned Lumber Yard Businesses In Los Angeles area

PACOIMA (CBSLA.com) — Officials Friday were investigating the cause of a greater-alarm blaze that damaged two lumber yard businesses in Pacoima Thursday night. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. at a lumber yard of S.B. Lumber in the 11100 block of Sutter Avenue, near the intersection of the Paxton Street and San Fernando Road, […]

Brooklyn NY lumberyard building engulfed by fire

GREENPOINT WABC — A five-alarm fire swept through a building supply company in Greenpoint, Brooklyn early Saturday, destroying most of the building. The initial call at the Marly Building Supply company came in at about 12:20 a.m., and firefighters battled the blaze for at least eight hours in brutally cold conditions. Authorities say the fire […]

Thank you to each and every one of you! Happy New Year!

As the year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this project thus far. To think that just a year ago, the idea of a site and Not Just Another Fire Facebook page providing news and training information related […]

Fire Contained at Arkansas Nuclear Plant

A transformer caught fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas on Monday, forcing utility officials to take one of two units at the facility offline. The fire was in a non-nuclear portion of the Arkansas Nuclear One plant operated by Entergy Corp. No injuries were reported and there was no threat to public safety, […]

Commercial fire at Okeelanta Sugar Mill plant

A commercial structure fire at the Okeelanta Sugar Mill plant at 8001 S US Hwy 27 was extinguished this afternoon. Initial calls stated that there may have been a fire involving the bag ash near the plant. First arriving crews were met by Okeelanta staff stating the fire was on a conveyor belt in the […]

Dumpster Fire Spreads to Seat Factory

Fire broke out at the Seats, Inc. factory in Richland Center on Friday night, and firefighters were at the scene all night, clearing damaged materials from the building in frigid weather. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. A passerby reported the blaze at about 9:30 p.m. at the factory at Highway 14 and Sextonville Road. It […]

Asphalt plant fire extinguished

LAUREL, Md. — A fire at an asphalt plant in Prince George’s County has been extinguished. Dozens of firefighters and hazardous materials specialists responded to the blaze Thursday night at the Laurel Asphalt Plant on Van Dusen Road in Laurel. It was put out after midnight Friday. via Asphalt plant fire extinguished in Laurel – […]

Five Workers Injured in Steel Plant Fire

LORAIN, OH — A fire at a Lorain industrial plant injured a handful of people and caused millions of dollars in damage. The fire started just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Republic Steel on E. 28th Street. The plant makes and sells Special Bar Quality (SBQ) Steel, according to its website. Three agencies, including the […]

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