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Dozens of vehicles destroyed in industrial area fire

A large fire that broke out in the Waneta industrial area just outside Trail, B.C.,Tuesday morning has left a lot full of dozens of charred vehicles. About 30 firefighters from four fire department fought the fire for several hours after it broke out at the Les Schultz Autobody & Glass on Old Waneta Road around […]

Firefighters extinguish MI industrial fire

GRAND HAVEN, MI – An industrial fire at Shape Corporation on Saturday afternoon was extinguished by firefighters from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and Grand Haven Township Fire Department. The fire was contained to industrial equipment inside the building at 1820 Hayes St. The cause of the Dec. 7 is under investigation. According […]

Sprinklers prevent larger industrial fire

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Fire damaged a southeast side business Tuesday afternoon. A compressor overheated at a business in the 700 block of Cottage Grove Street SE, and sparked a fire after it came in contact with oil on the floor. Grand Rapids firefighters tell WZZM 13 the flames spread up a wall insulated with […]

Industrial fire at UPCO displaces workers

Industrial fire at UPCO displaces workers VERDIGRIS — A large industrial fire overnight at UPCO in Verdigris damaged the plant that manufactures steel rods for the oil industry. Firefighters from Verdigris Fire Department were called out to a fire in an industrial building west of Claremore at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Workers showed up for […]

Industrial warehouse fire caused by welder spark

A spark from a welder started a blaze in an industrial warehouse on Brookside Boulevard Sunday evening, said fire officials.Around 6:30 p.m., fire crews responded to a call in the 2,100 block of Brookside Boulevard. The fire had extended from wood pallets to the walls and ceiling.Damages are estimated at $25,000. There were no injuries. […]

MT honey plant fire causes problems for holiday season

POWER – The Smoot Honey of Montana company in Power burst into flames on Friday afternoon after a furnace malfunction in the packaging area. More than 40 firefighters, including crews from Dutton, Fairfield, Choteau, and Vaughn responded to the large fire as flames burst out the windows. Employees scrambled to get honey and the products […]

Fire ravages fertilizer plant

LOVING — A fire scorched multiple buildings at a Loving fertilizer plant late Monday evening, causing a drop in water pressure for village residents as firefighters attempted to quench the blaze. Initial injuries were not known, said Joel Arnwine, Eddy County’s emergency preparedness manager and fire administrator. But an Otis volunteer firefighter had to leave […]

Massive blaze burns bins at fruit plant

ODELL, Ore. – A massive fire burned a large number of empty fruit bins at Diamond Fruit Growers Monday night. According to Tiffany Peterson of the Odell Fire Department, the call came in just after 8 p.m. and the fire was brought under control a little over an hour later. At least 10 fire trucks […]

Fire damages ice plant in KY

Emergency crews remained Monday morning at an ice plant at Corbin that was heavily damaged by fire. Corbin Police Maj. Rob Jones said just before 7:30 a.m. that crews were fighting hot spots and that traffic in the area was being disrupted. The blaze broke out about 1:20 a.m. at the Corbin Ice Co. on […]

Fire in Snowmaking Plant Delays Canadian Ski Resort Opening

Calabogie (ON), Canada – An early morning fire on Sunday caused heavy damage to the snowmaking pump house at Calabogie Peaks ski resort, west of Ottawa, delaying the resort’s season opening by at least a week. Snowmaking at Calabogie Peaks on Thursday, before Saturday night’s fire. (photo: Calabogie Peaks) Snowmaking at Calabogie Peaks on Thursday, […]

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