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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 […]

Roof Collapses In Fire At Ohio Concrete Plant

Efforts hampered due to need to haul water. By: L.P. Evans | NBC 4i Published: February 02, 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus firefighters hauled water to a blaze at an outbuilding at a concrete plant after it was reported on fire Saturday evening, but the outbuilding is being declared a total loss. No one was […]

$100,000 in Fire Damage at Mass. Dow Chemical Plant

A fire early Thursday morning has caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a Dow Chemical plant on Forest Street in Marlborough. It was an early morning fire that set off the sprinkler system at the Dow Chemical plant at 455 Forest Street combining with a fire to cause an estimated $100,000 in damage, according […]

Ductwork fire damages Oregon wood pellet plant

REDMOND, Ore. – An extensive fire in exterior ductwork caused about $4,000 damage to a Redmond wood pellet plant early Friday morning, officials said. Redmond Fire and Rescue responded at 5:23 a.m. to the reported fire at Pacific Pellet, located at 601 East Antler, said Fire Marshal Traci Cooper. Arriving crews found fire coming from […]

‘A lot’ of animals, 2 buildings lost in Iowa hog plant fire

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — Multiple area fire departments were called to a fire at a hog confinement facility 10 miles west of Columbus Junction. According to Lynn Mincer, chief of the Columbus Junction volunteer fire department, the call came in at 12:53 p.m. Friday about a fire at Mipa Hog Farms, 19335 County Road X17, […]

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