Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association regional fire school

This weekend I attended the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association regional fire school, held at Bowling Green State University, to take advantage of the special opportunity to hear Chief Scott Schroer and Asst Chief Jerry Merges share their first-hand experience with the 2003 silo explosion at Hoge Lumber. Because I use the NIOSH report and […]

VIDEO: Fire breaks out at Indianapolis area gas station

Crews battle large fire at CA warehouse

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Firefighters battled a large fire at a warehouse in Fresno County on Friday afternoon. The fire started around 2 p.m. in the area of Orange and Church avenues, just south of Downtown Fresno. The fire is being called an accident. Investigators say a man was cutting up an old truck with […]

Industrial fire at Canadian metals recycler

Police and fire crews were having a hard time putting out an industrial fire in Gander Monday afternoon. Crews have been at Central Metals on McCurdy Drive since 10 a.m. Fire Chief Paul Fudge said there was smoke billowing from one side of the building, but crews had a hard time getting to the building […]

VIDEO: Fire destroys Rustic Crust pizza in Pittsfield

Fire at IL metal factory destroys building

March 6, 2014 (BATAVIA, Ill.) (WLS) — In the western suburbs, firefighters were on the scene for hours after a massive industrial building fire in Batavia. Overnight, firefighters watched for the possibility that the Master Cast building could collapse, but as of 5:30 a.m., eight hours after the fire began, it was still standing. The […]

VIDEOS: Fire at Illinois ammunition plant

EAST ALTON, IL (KTVI)- A two-alarm fire early Sunday at an East Alton ammunition plant required the help of several departments to control the flames. The fire started in a maintenance building at the Olin Corporation’s Winchester Division, located at 600 Powder Mill Road, around 3:00am. Seven fire departments responded to the scene. One of […]

Fire at NJ power plant out; no injuries

BURLINGTON, N.J. – February 19, 2014 (WPVI) — Crews responded Wednesday to the scene of a multi-alarm fire at the PSE&G Generating Plant in Burlington, New Jersey. The fire was reported around 2:15 p.m. at the inactive plant, located in the 900 block of West Broad Street, not far from the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. PSE&G officials […]

Fire at Louisiana chemical plant under control

MOORINGSPORT, LA (KSLA) – A fire at a chemical plant in North Caddo Parish is said to be under control, but firefighters are still working to put out “hot spots.” It happened at the UOP Honeywell Plant in the 8700 block of Mooringsport Rd. near Blanchard. Honeywell spokesperson Peter Dalpe says employees on the overnight […]

Fire burns Montana plant

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Monday at about noon and approximately 12 hours after the Fire Department was called, a Lewistown fireman uses the ladder truck to check a hotspot at Mountain Meadows. Photo by Doreen Heintz Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:50 AM MST The Lewistown fire department responded to a 911 call in the wee hours of Monday […]

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