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Fire Reported at Tenn. Pringles Plant

JACKSON, Tenn. – There were some scary moments for workers at a Jackson plant when a fire broke out inside the building, Wednesday. Jackson firefighters responded to a flash fire inside the Pringles Plant on the Highway 70 Bypass around 12 p.m. Firefighters said that most of the fire was contained by the plant’s sprinkler […]

Fire damages part of former cigar plant in Penn. city

By FRANK ANDRUSCAVAGE   Published: February 5, 2013 MAHANOY CITY – Workers cutting apart a portion of an old heating system sparked a blaze Monday that damaged the former General Cigar plant in Mahanoy Township. Mahanoy City firefighters were called to the scene at 11 East End Road about 2:10 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming […]

Fire at Penn. woodworking plant causes little damage

By Bob Keeler    Posted: Tuesday, 02/05/13 03:35 pm A fire that started and was contained to the sawdust collector system at Halkett Woodworking in Franconia Township on Tuesday morning made the business lose about two hours of work time, but caused little damage. “The worst thing that happened is it still smells like burnt wood […]

No injuries in Georgia chemical plant fire

February 5, 2013 No one was hurt and there was no major damage after a chemical fire erupted at Harcros Chemicals in Dalton Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Whitfield County Fire Chief Carl Collins said responders arrived at around 2 p.m. and left by 4:30 p.m. to put out a fire at 3452 Corporate Drive. The […]

Fire rips through Morton Salt plant in Michigan

by Meghan Morelli   Posted: 02.08.2013 at 11:07 AM MANISTEE — A portion of the Morton Salt plant in Manistee was heavily damaged today after a fire broke out while employees were performing a construction project. Crews first received calls around 10:15 for a two-story fire on 6th Street. The chief tells 7 & 4 News […]

Motor catches fire during test at Caterpillar plant

Feb. 8, 2013 5:25 PM A diesel engine in an enclosed test cell caught fire Friday morning, sending Lafayette firefighters to the Caterpillar plant about 10 a.m. The fire, in the east side of the plant, occurred when employees were testing the motor to see if it worked properly, said Lafayette Fire Department battalion chief […]

“From the Forest” to Recover Quickly After Factory Fire

Weston, Wis.-based wood flooring manufacturer From the Forest expects to be back up and running and filling orders the week of Feb. 18 after a fire in its factory on Jan. 31 stopped production. One of four large belt sanders in the factory started a fire that caused damage worth $1.2 million. None of the […]

Chicago, Illinois Firefighter Hurt at Abandoned Factory Extra-Alarm Fire

Chicago Tribune   Created: February 5, 2013 A Chicago firefighter was resting comfortably in a hospital bed where he ended up after being injured at an abandoned factory extra-alarm fire on the city’s South Side. Feb. 05–One firefighter was injured at an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that […]

Exploding mouse behind factory fire

By Caroline Zielinski – Feb. 6, 2013, 5:17 p.m. It’s not everyday that a computer mouse is responsible for the demise of an entire factory. When 12 firefighters arrived at a Tottenham Factory late last night to find the building completely engulfed in smoke, little did they know their culprit was already dead, blown to […]

Cheese factory fire a blow to eastern Ontario town

CBC News Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:55 AM ET Residents of the eastern Ontario community of St. Albert say they are devastated after the factory of their century-old cheese co-operative was destroyed in a fire Sunday. Crews were still battling the blaze at 4:30 p.m. in the parts of the factory that remained standing after […]

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