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MT hospitals were ready for disaster

As smoke billowed out from Plum Creek’s Medium Density Fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls on Tuesday afternoon, people around the Flathead Valley waited with bated breath, searching social media and news sites for any update. At local hospitals, doctors, nurses and staffers quickly marshaled forces to prepare for what could have been a huge disaster. […]

Explosion, fire causes damage to Ball Metal Beverage Container plant

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) – Workers at a Monticello factory were evacuated overnight after a fire broke out. It happened at the Ball Metal Beverage Container plant at 501 N. Sixth Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Monticello Fire Chief Galen Logan said the fire began in an oven and spread to the factory’s ductwork. An […]

Firefighters cautious at plastics plant fire until chemicals deemed no threat

WORCESTER — The fire was small, but the fact that it broke out in industrial machinery that combines chemicals had city fire officials taking a cautious approach to a blaze at a Millbrook Street plastics plant Monday night. Fire Department crews responding to the A. Schulman Inc. plant at 53 Millbrook St. called in state […]

Fire strikes VA fiberboard plant

Danville firefighters battled a blaze at Blue Ridge Fiberboard on Saturday afternoon at 250 Celotex Drive in Danville. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. and occurred in a staging area containing fiberboard stacked on pallets. As firefighters doused the flames, the thick, black smoke — visible for miles — turned gray and white. […]

Fire burned 6 stories underground at sewage plant

HOOVER, Alabama – A large, underground fire at a Hoover sewage plant is now under control, authorities said. The fire, six-stories below the ground’s surface at the Patton Creek sewage plant on Chapel Lane, was discovered just before 4 p.m., said Hoover Fire Executive Officer Rusty Lowe. There was no immediate threat to the public, […]

Fire at hay processing plant expected to burn for weeks

TREMONTON, Utah –A massive fire at a hay processing plant in Tremonton is expected to burning for weeks, according to officials. The fire started at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday at the facility located at 6400 North 6800 West. Firefighters were still monitoring the fire Thursday. The cause of the fire is not known and may […]

Massive fire rips through dry-cleaning business

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Vincennes fire crews responded to a fire at C&G Quality Dry Cleaning Services on Washington Street just before midnight Wednesday. Fire officials stated active chemicals used in the dry cleaning process burned quickly, making the fire tough to extinguish. “The fire advanced so quickly, it’s a dry cleaning business so all […]

Staff evacuated as firefighters take no risks at flare factory fire

STAFF were evacuated when a fire started at a flare-making factory in Lara today. Five CFA trucks and police crews were called to Chemring on Staceys Rd because of the fire shortly before 3pm. The business makes smoke grenades and flares for the defence industry. A CFA operations officer said although the fire was small […]

Officials: Fire at local magnesium plant not toxic

ANDERSON, Ind. — A fire at a local factory was smothered hours after it started, but residents were fearful of the white ash coating their homes, vehicles and yards. Officials at Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corporation, or AMACOR, located at 1820 E. 32nd St., reported the blaze shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday. Shawn Copeland, a […]

Fire Crews Battle 3 Alarm Fire at T-Mobile Store

Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire burning at a T-Mobile store in San Gabriel on Thursday night. Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire burning at a T-Mobile store in San Gabriel on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The fire was reported at 7:20 p.m. at a building located in the 200 block of S. […]

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