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GA shavings plant ravaged by massive fire

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) – Fire officials say around 11:00AM, the warehouse and the back of the Suncoast factory in Fitzgerald building caught fire. About 30 employees were evacuated. Some of the employees at are still shaken up. At least one firefighter has been injured battling a fire at Suncoast Bedding. Emergency management crews at the […]

Fire Breaks Out At TX Glass Plant

WACO (September 12, 2013)—A fire broke out Thursday evening at the Owens-Illinois glass container plant in Waco. Multiple fire units were dispatched to the plant at 5200 Beverly Drive in Waco just after 5 p.m. Thursday. The fire started in a boiler, which a fire official said was not an uncommon occurrence in glass plants. […]

Workers at FL sugar mill put out fire at plant

NJAF: Another oil-related fire… this time in an occupancy known for combustible dust exposure. SOUTH BAY — Workers at the Okeelanta sugar mill extinguished a fire at their plant Saturday night, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Crews were called to the mill on U.S. 27 after receiving reports of an oil fire, said Capt. […]

Fire damages power plant at Kent State in OH

KENT — Classes will continue as scheduled at Kent State University after a fire at a power plant forced two campus buildings to be evacuated late Thursday. Several media outlets report that firefighters responded to an 11 p.m. fire in one of the turbines at the power plant. A Kent State spokesman says two people […]

Fire destroys PA candle-making business

A Friday fire destroyed a small garage in Terre Hill that was being used for an at-home business. The two-bay garage at 110 Vine St. was fully involved when firefighters arrived Friday. The 30-by-30-foot wood structure with vinyl siding was destroyed by the fire. “It’s gone,” Shannon Eberly, Weaverland Valley’s fire chief, said of the […]

AZ nuclear plant fire: Oil-soaked insulation to blame

PHOENIX – The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station declared an unusual event when oil-soaked insulation behind a water pump caught fire, officials said Tuesday. The Monday night fire did not interrupt power production at the three-reactor plant located 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, and Arizona Public Service Co. said the plant continued to run […]

Transformer fire at hospital power plant

CHEVERLY, Md. – Three transformers caught fire around 7:30 Thursday night at the main power plant for Prince George’s County Hospital in Cheverly. PG Fire officials report three transformers in the boiler room caught fire. Firefighters had to wait until Pepco cut the power to fight the fire. The hospital had to go to emergency […]

Fire breaks out at plastic-bag plant

A small fire broke out in the employee break room of a large plastic bag manufacturing plant in Paso Robles on Wednesday night. The Paso Robles Fire Department was called to the fire at Lindamar Industries, 1603 Commerce Way, at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The fire, which was somewhat contained by fire sprinklers, was quickly extinguished. […]

Commercial building fire in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) – A massive fire inside a commercial building shut down Gratiot Avenue on Detroit’s East Side for several hours earlier today. The blaze breaking out inside the vacant building at Barlow street, between Conner and McNichols just before noon. Flames were shooting through the roof of the building sending thick black smoke […]

Fire at plastic bag manufacturing company under investigation

A fire Wednesday at a plastics bag manufacturing company at 1603 Commerce Way in Paso Robles led to the evacuation of the building. No one was hurt. At about 9 p.m., the fire broke out in the employee break room of Lindamar Industries. The building’s sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading while several night […]

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