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BBC News – Fire crews tackle blaze at Uddingston industrial silo

Fire crews tackle blaze at Uddingston industrial silo Firefighters are working to contain a major blaze at an industrial silo in South Lanarkshire. Crews were called to the incident near Broomhouse Lane, Uddingston, at about 01:45 on Tuesday. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the silo contained about 100 tonnes of material which was […]

UPDATE: Emergency Crews Respond to Fire at Chemical Plant; Plant Releases Statement

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — Haverhill Chemicals released the following statement Monday evening about the fire at its plant in Scioto County during the weekend: A preliminary assessment of the fire at Haverhill Chemicals indicates a phenol pump and bearings failed. The bearing failure caused the seals on the pump to release a small amount […]

Investigator: Friction caused fire in Bibb diaper plant machinery | Local & State | Macon.com

When a newly made diaper fails to meet company standards, it is recycled at the First Quality plant in south Bibb County. Wednesday evening, a fire started in one of the units that breaks down the material for reuse, said Macon-Bibb County fire investigator Steve Wesson. “The material is blown into the product reclaiming system, […]

Fire sprinklers cause flooding after small fire

FRESNO, Calif. — An electrical fire wiped out power to two downtown businesses early Thursday morning, tripping the sprinkler system and causing a major flood. The fire started around 3 a.m. in the electrical room inside of a building located at the corner of Van Ness and Fresno Streets. The eight story structure houses both […]

Police investigate Mordialloc factory fire

Investigations are underway into the cause of a multi-million dollar fire at a Mordialloc fibreglass company which makes parts for trucks. The Bolwell factory in Wells Road went up in flames shortly after 6am. It took 80 firefighters about 90 minutes to bring the blaze under control. Ken Crouch, who has been with the company […]

Explosion at Canadian warehouse injures 4 firefighters

A powerful explosion at a Mississauga warehouse came without warning on Wednesday morning, injuring a group of firefighters who were trying to make their way inside. It was just after 4:30 a.m. ET when firefighters were alerted to the fire at an industrial warehouse located at 2797 Thamesgate Dr., just north of Toronto Pearson International […]

Oil tank explosions in TX

Four firefighters and four Traditions Oil & Gas employees received an unpleasant surprise this morning when a second explosion occurred at the scene of lsat night’s oil tank battery explosion just east of Borger. “I thought the headline of today’s paper was going to be ‘Eight dead after an explosion, after a tank battery explosion,” […]

Firefighters were unaware warehouse contained explosive materials

Four firefighters were injured in a fire and subsequent explosion today at a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., where butane lighters, aerosol cans of insect spray and other goods are stored. Firefighters were alerted to a fire at an industrial warehouse at 2797 Thamesgate Dr., in Malton, just north of Toronto Pearson International Airport, at about […]

WY natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

An explosion at a Southwestern Wyoming natural gas processing plant Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a nearby town, a precautionary step for fear the fire could have escalated, an emergency official said. Jay Hokanson, Lincoln County emergency management coordinator, said no injuries were reported in relation to the explosion and subsequent fire. Hokanson said […]

11 burned in explosion, fire; 2 in critical condition

LA HABRA – Saul Acevedo was working at a La Habra chrome-polishing plant Tuesday morning when he felt a huge explosion followed by a wave of intense heat. Acevedo, 45, of Anaheim, was near the entrance and ran outside as smoke quickly filled the air. Moments later, he saw that some of his co-workers had […]

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