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Scrap metal inferno near Tampa port under control

TAMPA, Fla. – It was the sort of spectacular blaze that screams disaster. But for all the flames, and all the smoke, and all the potential for problems, the fire barely moved the needle. “How dangerous is a fire like this?” I asked Nacole Revette with Hillsborough Fire Rescue. “It burns very hot,” she said. […]

Fire Breaks Out at NJ Adhesive Manufacturing Plant

All five fire companies put out a fire Monday evening at a facility that contained large vats of flammable industrial solvents, authorities said. Shortly before 2 p.m., Fire Companies 1, 2, and 5 were dispatched to Clifton Adhesives on Burgess Place off of Route 23 South for a reported fire alarm, said Fire Commissioner Steve […]

Transformer fire at California Power Plant

Crews with Samoa Peninsula and Humboldt Bay fire districts responded to a fire at the Fairhaven Power Plant in Samoa on Thursday. Samoa Peninsula Chief Dale Unea said the district received a call reporting flames coming from a transformer at the plant at 3:50 p.m. When fire crews arrived on scene, it was discovered that […]

Fire at asbestos factory in Great Britain

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A huge fire has broken out at a former asbestos factory in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the fire service said. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called out just before 03:00 GMT to the old Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley. Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was now under control. […]

Fire damages NC factory, workers evacuated

Valdese, NC  – Firefighters in Burke County are trying to figure out how a fire started inside a large storage unit at a factory. Valdese Fire Chief Charles Watts tells WBTV all workers inside the Valdese Weaver Plant had to evacuate around one Friday morning. Watts says the fire damaged a lot of yarn and […]

Transformer catches fire during dismantling at California factory

A stubborn oil fire at a power transformer for the former Patterson Vegetable Co. plant on South First Street kept firefighters busy for about three hours Tuesday, Feb. 12. Workers dismantling the plant were draining oil from the transformer, which had been used by the main factory on the east side of South First Street, […]

New York barn fire kills 56 animals

Riga, N.Y. – A fire destroyed a barn in Riga Wednesday morning and claimed the lives of 56 animals inside. Among the dead are 20 lambs. “It’s something you just don’t expect to have happen,” said Brian McCormick. It’s lambing season on the McCormick farm, which has been located on O’Brien Road for three generations. […]

Minnesota barn fire kills dozens of cattle

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Flames engulfed a barn on a dairy farm in the southwest metro area early Tuesday, killing 13 cows and about 70 calves among the hundreds of animals kept on the property, authorities said. Fire crews responded to a call from Halquist Farms on 182nd Street, west of Carver County Road 40, in San Francisco Township, […]

Ammonia leak at California Sara Lee plant Tuesday night forces evacuations

SAN LORENZO — More than 100 employees were evacuated from their workplaces on an industrial San Lorenzo street late Tuesday night after an ammonia leak was discovered at the Sara Lee Foods facility, fire officials said. Alameda County Fire Department crews were sent at 10:12 p.m. to the facility at 2400 Baumann Ave. after it […]

South African laboratory burns

Johannesburg – A fire in a Kempton Park laboratory has been contained, and two highly flammable gas tanks were not at risk any more., Ekurhuleni emergency services said on Wednesday afternoon. “At this point in time, we are confident [the fire] will not be able to spread. The flames are not as big as they […]

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