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Wisconsin barn fire kills at least 21 cows

Barn fire kills at least 21 cows near Fort Atkinson A fire destroyed a dairy barn and killed at least 21 cows about six miles northwest of Fort Atkinson Saturday. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department was first alerted to the blaze at N3726 Ehrke Road in the town of Oakland at 2:57 p.m., Lt. Dion […]

Canadian industrial fire causes $300,000 damage

A fire at automotive plastics supplier A.P. Plasman’s Lakeshore location caused $300,000 worth of damage, according to news reports. Blackburn Radio reported a robot caught fire at about 5:30 p.m. No one was injured. Tecumseh Fire and Rescue said that Lakeshore fire stations 1 & 3 were on scene of a commercial industrial fire on […]

Firefighters monitor hot spots after Atlanta warehouse fire

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Firefighters are monitoring hot spots after battling a large fire at a warehouse in northwest Atlanta Monday morning. The fire started around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Mayson Turner Road. Fire investigators told CBS Atlanta News that building once housed a recycling plant, but that it had been […]

Ontario industrial fire sends out possibly toxic smoke

Homes and businesses near an asphalt factory had to be evacuated Saturday as fire crews battled a potentially toxic blaze since the early morning. “Now this has been quite a challenge because we’re dealing with toxins that are potentially going up in the air,” said CBC’s Ivy Cuervo from outside the Oshawa, Ont., warehouse — […]

Crews extinguish Idaho oil change business fire

Boise firefighters were able to extinguish a fire in a 55-gallon drum of methanol Tuesday morning. Emergency crews called to an oil change business on the 8400 block of West Overland Road about 8:52 a.m. When they arrived, they evacuated the three employees working at the business. Firefighters got the flames doused before they could […]

Fire at N. Dakota business stopped by sprinklers

Fargo firefighters say a sprinkler system helped stop a fire from spreading inside a South Fargo business Friday morning. Firefighters were called just after midnight to the Lavelle Company on 4th avenue south. Upon entering the building, fire crews discovered that the sprinkler system had extinguished a fire located in a room that was used […]

Utah metals business fire

LINDON, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Fire destroyed a Lindon business and closed down State Street from 400 to 700 North for the majority of the day on Tuesday. Patch’s Majestic Metals is a charred heap of rubble sitting about 15 feet high next to State Street. Bob Patch operated his business from 475 North […]

1 missing after fire, explosion at Air Liquide cylinder plant

LA PORTE, Texas – Fire investigators are looking for a missing employee and the cause of an explosion and fire at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte. Around 8:00 am Saturday, the emergency crews were called out to Fairmont Parkway near Bay Area Boulevard. A spokesman for the company that supplies and mixes […]

Fire in mill at U.K. maltings plant is put out

By Mariam Ghaemi Thursday, February 7, 2013 A BLAZE at a factory in Stowmarket has been extinguished by firefighters. Crews from Needham Market, Stowmarket, Elsmwell, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich East were called to reports of a building fire at Muntons PLC in Cedars Maltings, Needham Road, at 3.26pm. The first crew were in […]

Fire at Miss. Peanut Plant

Fire at Sunbelt Drive peanut plant Wednesday JESSE WRIGHT Clarksdale Press Register   Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:01 am Firefighters have tough time accessing fire behind a large wall of peanuts A slow, smoldering fire broke out at the Clint Williams peanut storage facility Wednesday afternoon that as of 7 a.m. Thursday morning was still […]

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