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Ameren nuclear plant remains closed following fire in MO

Ameren Missouri officials insist there is no danger after a fire shut down the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant. The fire occurred Friday in the turbine facility and not in the nuclear reactor according to the utility. The plant about 90 miles west of St Louis supplies power for about 20 percent of Ameren Missouri’s 1.2 […]

Firefighters extinguish blaze at plant in Texas

LA PORTE, TX (KTRK) — Crews spent Monday afternoont fighting a plant fire in southeast Harris County. According to officials, a fire broke out around 3:15pm at the OxyVinyls plant on Battleground Road in La Porte. Authorities tell us the fire was in their master switch yard. Plant official Dave Dorko says there was an […]

No one injured in swadust collector fire

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No one was injured when a sawdust collector caught fire at Northern Woods Products on Tuesday afternoon. The La Crosse Fire Department responded to the wood manufacturing plant, located at 1504 Lauderdale Place, about 2:05 p.m. Firefighters discovered “heavy fire” coming from the building’s dust collection equipment. The crew of 16 isolated the blaze to […]

Workers injured in Florida propane plant blasts – CNN.com

(CNN) — Equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders to explode at a central Florida refilling plant late Monday, a fire official said Tuesday. The blasts at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares injured eight plant workers, said John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The situation is now contained and […]

Fire destroys Green Energy Products bio diesel plant in Sedgwick | KSN TV

Sedgwick, Kansas – A fire and several explosions tore through the Green Energy Products facility in the town of Sedgwick around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. The plant is located in the 200 block of Industrial Drive. Flames and thick black smoke were seen shooting several feet into the air. “It was pretty scary. We are less […]

Small industrial fire at NJ flooring factory

HAMILTON — Firefighters extinguished a small petroleum fire at the Congoleum plant today that may have started when workers were dismantling equipment. Deputy Chief Chris Tozzi of Mercerville Fire Company said passing motorists called in reports of large volumes of smoke coming from the Congoleum plant, which manufactures tile and sheet flooring. “This is a […]

Crews battle a huge fire in south Florida wood shavings business

SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A warehouse full of wood chips ignited creating a massive blaze Thursday morning in suburban Lake Worth. Around 6:19 a.m. fire crews were called to South Florida Shavings at 10191 Lantana Road, just west of 441. A column of smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. The fire […]

CA businesses damaged by early morning fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two businesses were damaged by a two-alarm fire at an industrial park in San Jose overnight, according to the San Jose Fire Department. At 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to a fire burning at two businesses in a concrete industrial building at 664 King Road, fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort […]

Kansas City industrial fire at area tire shop

KANSAS CITY, KAN. —- A Friday evening fire at a local tire shop on 75th and State Avenue caused about $500,000 worth of damage. The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department responded to a fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Tires Plus, located at 7815 State Ave. KCK Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig Duke […]

Saudi factory fire creates water shortage in industrial city

JEDDAH — Polluted water leaking from a burned-out sugar plant at Jeddah Islamic Port has caused immense environmental damage and resulted in the closure of 700 factories in Jeddah industrial city because desalinated water is no longer reaching them, a local daily reported Wednesday quoting industry sources. The sources said the price of water on […]

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