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Massive fire at FL scrap metal plant

A stubborn fire that erupted at a south Orange County scrap-metal plant kept firefighters busy much of Thursday. About three-dozen firefighters were called to the Trademark Metals Recycling location on East Landstreet Road around 11:30 a.m. Fire officials said it’s too early to know what sparked the flames but witnesses reportedly heard an explosion before […]

ATF Investigating Six-Alarm Warehouse Fire in DC Area

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is investigating the six-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse on Labor Day in West End Alexandria, according to a news release from the ATF. The fire Monday at the three-story DC Foam warehouse at 801 S. Pickett St., caused more than $1 million in damage, the ATF […]

Fire in metal plating business sparks hazmat concerns

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. (KTLA) — A fire ripped through a metal plating business in Panorama City early Wednesday morning, sparking hazardous materials concerns. The fire broke out around 3:15 a.m. at Arrow Chrome, located at 14660 Arminta Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. panorama-pic Fire at commercial building in Panorama City Flames were […]

Fire burns YMCA building in FL

NORTH NAPLES _ Sal D’Angelo, a spokesman for the North Naples Fire Department, said after 6 p.m. that the cause of the fire has yet to be determined and investigators are on their way to the scene. He described it as a three-alarm fire, which triggered the involvement of multiple fire departments in the county […]

Fire heavily damages Michigan industrial facility

Authorities say a fire at an industrial facility in Michigan has caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage. Radio station WLEW reports about 50 firefighters from a dozen departments responded to the blaze early Saturday morning at Bluebird Enterprises Inc. of Imlay City. Brown City Fire Capt. Keith Redlin says crews found smoke and flames […]

Dust explosion sparks wood pellet factory fire in NZ

Fire crews put out a large fire caused by a dust explosion at a factory near Taupo on Tuesday night. The fire service says local crews went to the Nature’s Flame factory in Rotokawa after an alarm was triggered about 9pm. The factory makes wood fuel pellets. Fire service spokesperson Jaron Phillips says a large […]

Firefighters end battle at NJ foods distributor

DELANCO, N.J. — Fire suppression at the Dietz & Watson distribution center ended Wednesday afternoon, some 72 hours after a massive blaze broke out and reduced most of the 266,000-square-foot building to rubble. Suppression activities at the Coopertown Road building ended between 1:30 and 2 p.m., according to fire officials, who said operations at the […]

Large fire in UK warehouse

A large fire that broke out at a warehouse in Mitcham this afternoon has been brought under control. Firefighters and police were called to Bond Road just after 1pm after a medical supplies warehouse caught alight. Seventy two fire fighters and ten fire engines battled the blaze bringing it under control by about 3.20pm. The […]

Fire at KY castings plant

The Glasgow Fire Department responded around 8:30 Friday morning to a report of a fire at the JL French Plant at 400 American Avenue in Glasgow. Upon arrival firefighters found a large volume of smoke coming from the building. Entry was made into the side of the building and firefighters had the fire out in […]

Dust collector fire at plywood business burns worker

NJAF: Another dust collector fire… Always keep in the mind the challenges and dangers presented by combustible dust situations. A wood processing machine at Inland Plywood in Cocoa caught fire, injuring one worker and destroying the machine, estimated to be worth about $25,000. Workers smelled smoke and noticed the dust collector was on fire, according […]

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