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UK nut factory fire still burning after five days

A fire at a factory in Northamptonshire that had 500 tonnes of bird seed and peanuts in store has been burning for five days. Firefighters at Quality Nut Products on the Cavalry Hill Industrial Estate in Weedon are allowing the fire to burn out under controlled conditions. “It is likely smoke will last over the […]

Texas mattress factory destroyed by fire

Bonham — More than a century of Fannin County history went up in smoke late Saturday night when McKelva-Morris Mattress Factory was destroyed by fire. Famously founded in 1912 by H.E. McKelva and his new bride Ella Mae McDaniel McKelva “with one bale of cotton and $50,” the mattress factory would go on to become […]

Baler catches fire at WI plant

ASHWAUBENON – Ashwaubenon firefighters responded to a fire at the Tufco Technologies plant just after 10 p.m. Monday. Firefighters say a small spark caused a fire inside of a baler. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported. Just after midnight, firefighters were called to the building again as the fire restarted. The […]

British recycling plant fire prompts smoke alert

The blaze, in Gas Road in the Milton Regis area, broke out just after 08:00 BST, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said. Witnesses have described seeing thick black smoke billowing over the town and an area of the site ablaze. Residents have been advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution because of […]

‘Liquid’ fire under control at Loiusa. plant

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) – A ‘liquid’ fire that broke out inside a manufacturing facility at the Port of Caddo-Bossier late Friday night has been brought under control. Firefighters got a call about 9:30 p.m. to respond to a fire emergency scene at the Ternium USA plant, located at 2500 Ron Bean Blvd. The plant […]

Hydraulics plant workers evacuated after fire

YORKVILLE — No one was hurt Friday afternoon in a fire outside Poclain Hydraulics in Yorkville that burned a number of plastic pallets and damaged the side of the building. Crews responded to the call at about 2:25 p.m. and had the fire under control about a half an hour later, according to Union Grove-Yorkville […]

Fire heavily damages NJ metals manufacturing plant

By Cheryl Mattix Special from the Cecil Whig Firefighters from 15 companies in three states brought a two-alarm blaze inside an Elkton metal-based chemical manufacturing plant under control Sunday morning. Suspected hazardous materials were contained to a manufacturing and storage area of the Colonial Metals facility near the entrance to Triumph Industrial Park in Elkton, […]

Small fire at paper plant

A small fire Wednesday morning at a Mount Wolf paper-processing facility halted work there only briefly, a local fire chief said. Firefighters, including from Mount Wolf’s Eagle Fire Co. and Manchester’s Union Fire Co., responded to the 8:29 a.m. fire at Georgia-Pacific at 25 Walnut St. It was mostly extinguished by the time crews arrived, […]

Lumber company catches fire in Kentucky

Lumber company catches fire in KY LAGRANGE, Ky. – A fire at an Oldham County lumber company shut down Highway 146 for some time on Friday. There are about 10 buildings at Northland Lumber. The fire started in a kiln used for drying lumber. Charred lumber is all that’s left from the burned building. It […]

Bay City fire severely damages wood-cutting company |

BAY CITY, MI — When construction business slipped throughout the region, so went customer orders at Bay Valley Millwork near the Marquette Industrial Center. Yet business rebounded and, lately, orders were plentiful. That’s why Bay Valley owner Rob Hackborn and his wife Holly were especially devastated when they took a call Sunday, May 19, at […]

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