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AR pallet manufacturer destroyed by fire

Charleston business owner Phil White said he’s coming up with a plan for his displaced workers after a fire heavily damaged his pallet factory. About 25 employees of Medlock Forest Products are affected. White said he plans to put about a third of them to work at his Fort Smith Plant on Highway 71 South, […]

Fire at PA steel plant contained to paint booth

A fire at Conshohocken Steel Products in the Ambler section of Upper Dublin early this morning damaged a Dumpster and paint booth, but was under control within 25 minutes, according to Upper Dublin Fire Marshal Timothy Schuck. A call came in at 2:58 a.m. Thursday from neighbors of the plant at 301 Randolph Ave., which […]

Firefighters battle blaze at KS pet treat factory

Wichita fire crews battled a two-alarm fire Thursday at the TreatCo building complex – site of a June 2011 fire that smoldered for 10 days. The building’s owners called 911 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived at the pet-food maker and former meat-packing plant in the 2300 block of North Broadway, heavy black […]

No injuries reported after crews battle large warehouse fire in Ohio

MASSILLION, Ohio – Fire officials are investigating what caused a massive blaze at a Massillon business on Oberlin Road, SW. Flames broke out around 1:30 a.m Thursday at one of NFM Manufacturing’s warehouse. Crews worked for more than 6 hours to contain the fire and put out hotspots. According to the Massillon Fire Chief Tom […]

Commercial structure fire at legal CA marijuana grow operation controlled

OAKLAND — Fire crews extinguished a smoky structure fire in a Foothill Boulevard commercial building that housed a legal marijuana co-op and hydroponics shop on Thursday afternoon, police said. The fire, which broke out about 3 p.m., burned for more than an hour at the International Indoor Garden Inc., which occupies the top floor of […]

Printing plant evacuated during fire at MN plant

BYRON — A printing business in Byron was evacuated briefly Monday after a fire broke out in the plant, officials said. The fire started on a paper grinder at Schmidt Printing, then spread to a paper baler, the report says. Employees were evacuated while firefighters extinguished the blaze, then were able to return to work, […]

Smoky fire at industrial plant in Burlington, New Jersey |

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BURLINGTON, N.J. – April 9, 2013 (WPVI) — A smoky industrial fire kept firefighters busy in Burlington Township, N.J. Flames broke out at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at American Custom Drying in the 100 block of Elbow Lane in Burlington. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from one section of the plant. Images from Chopper […]

Fire heavily damages lumber company site in NY

ADAMS — A massive predawn fire Sunday damaged the building and destroyed much of the machinery of Berry Bros. Lumber Co., 9124 Route 11. Crews were called to the site shortly after 5 a.m. Joseph P. Simpson, Jefferson County Zone 1 deputy fire coordinator and an Adams Fire Department member, said firefighters saw heavy smoke […]

Firefighters tackle blaze at UK insulation factory

Firefighters tackle blaze at Stirling Superglass factory Emergency crews have been tackling a large fire which started at an insulation factory near Stirling in the early hours. Firefighters were called to the Superglass plant on Kerse Road in the Thistle Industrial Estate just after 01:30. A fire service spokesman said six lorry trailers full of […]

Hundreds evacuated in Mexico due to fire at pesticide plant

Mexico City, Apr 7 (EFE).- At least 300 people were evacuated early Sunday in Atitalaquia, a city in central Mexico, due to a fire at a pesiticide plant that unleashed a “toxic cloud,” the Hidalgo state emergency management office said. “We have information that some people were transported to hospitals with poisoning,” emergency management office […]

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