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Fire damages IL alternative fuel plant

A weekend fire caused minor damage to the Midwest Biodiesel Products plant at 7350 Illinois 111 in South Roxana. According to fire department reports, the fire was discovered at about 10 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire was not revealed. It was quickly extinguished and no one was injured. The plant turns used vegetable […]

Cereal Burns at Ohio General Mills Plant Fire

A small fire at the General Mills plant in Sharonville caused some minor problems this morning. Some machinery at a cereal production line caught fire at about 11 this morning at the facility on Mosterller Road. Some of the cereal burned, but no real damage was done. Several fire trucks were called to the fire […]

Cause unknown In NY lumber company fire

Investigators weren’t sure Sunday what touched off a fire that extensively damaged Berry Brothers Lumber on Route 11, south of Adams. It was the second major fire at the business in five years, and the fourth in its long history. “This is not as large a fire as the last one, but it’s still pretty […]

Fire guts commercial building in Philippines

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – – Millions worth of properties and goods went up in smoke when a big fire razed a three-storey commercial building Tuesday afternoon along Veterans Avenue in this city, according to a Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) official. District Fire Marshal Superintendent Dominador Zabala Jr., said no one was hurt as occupants […]

Large Commercial Fire Destroys Mass. Business

SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – A day after the red flag warning expired here in Western Mass, conditions are still ripe for fires. Around 3 this afternoon, Springfield fire fighters responded to commercial fire at 125 Paridon Street. It’s a manufacturing facility with a shop that deals with reclaimed wood. Fire officials say the fire started in […]

Mich. alloy factory destroyed by fire

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) — Heavy flames and smoke engulfed an Ottawa County manufacturing plant Friday evening, leaving it in ruins. The fire began around 6:30 p.m. at Holland Alloy, located in the 4500 block of 136th Avenue. Employees were evacuated and no one was hurt. Firefighters from Holland Township, Park Township, and Port Sheldon […]

Large fire at OH Ford dealer

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire on the roof of one of the buildings at Germain Ford at 7250 Sawmill Rd. near Billingsly Road in Northwest Columbus. No injuries have been reported. Everyone has been evacuated from the area. Crews had to go into defensive mode because the fire is so large. Employees […]

Firefighter injured battling Ohio warehouse blaze | Investigation continues

Authorities say one firefighter has been injured battling a blaze at a central Ohio warehouse, which is expected to continue burning overnight. About 60 firefighters from as many as 13 departments responded to the fire that broke out at an industrial park around 3 p.m. Wednesday near Chillicothe in Ross County. That’s about 50 miles south […]

Fierce fire in UK soil-bagging facility

Firefighters tackling a fierce factory fire are expected to be on site for the next six hours. More than 1,000 tonnes of soil in plastic bags, which were stored on wooden pallets, went up in flames at the single storey building on Station Road, Sutton at around 8am. Initially six fire engines and an aerial […]

Fire rips through Australian chemical recycling plant

A chemical recycling plant has been gutted by fire in Melbourne’s north. Up to 10 trucks remain at the factory in Merola Way, Campbellfield, after the blaze started about 10.55pm. The factory is an industrial waste plant which handles hazardous and industrial chemicals. A witness reported flames and smoke were billowing from the ceiling of […]

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