Firefighters back at site of massive Virginia furniture plant fire

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Crews continue to put out the fire that destroyed a former factory in Martinsville on Monday night. Most firefighters left the site of the old American Furniture plant late Monday night. But some are still putting out hotspots and surveying the damage. The massive fire gutted the building. What is left is […]

Fire causes $1.75 million in damage at northern Minnesota manufacturing plant

CROSSLAKE, Minn. — A fire late Thursday caused an estimated $1.75 million in damage at a northern Minnesota manufacturing business. Firefighters were able to shut a fire door separating the original Cross-Tech Manufacturing plant from a 15,000-square-foot expansion. Cross-Tech makes the Brush Wolf line of hydraulic rotary brush cutters, which are used to clear brush […]

No Injuries in Fire at South Side Chicago Steel Plant

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Employees at a steel company on Chicago’s far south side were forced out of the plant early Friday morning because of a fire. No injuries were reported in the fire at the National Processing Company on the 400 block of West 127th Street, officials said. The fire from an oil container self-vented through the roof […]

Fire hits manufacturing plant in eastern Illinois

DANVILLE — Danville fire officials are investigating Friday’s blaze at a local manufacturing plant, which did major damage to one of its buildings. Firefighters were called to the structure fire at Automation International Inc., 1020 Bahls St., at 10:13 a.m. When they arrived, flames and heavy smoke were coming from the one-story brick building, located […]

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Hazardous material spills in CA industrial fire

Hazardous material spilled during a fire Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, that damaged machinery in a warehouse in Riverside, according to a fire official. The motor for a heavy piece of machinery used in fabricating metal parts caught fire about 7 a.m. at 796 Palmyrita Avenue, according to Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve McKinster. When […]

Industrial fire forces evacuation

A fire in an industrial oven in a Huntington Beach building injured one employee and forced an evacuation, according to authorities. Firefighters responded to a call in the 15000 block of Chemical Lane at about noon Saturday after an employee from Advanced Composites Products and Technology Inc. reported that a resin material had caught fire […]

Fire prompts evacuation of nuclear repository

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Emergency crews battled a fire Wednesday at the southeastern New Mexico site where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste, including plutonium-contaminated clothing and tools. Six people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a truck hauling salt caught fire at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the […]

More than 60 hours later, Osolo fire units clear scene at Lami-Plast

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ELKHART — Osolo Township firefighters cleared the scene at Lami-Plast on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, after more than 60 hours of battling a fire. An Elkhart County dispatcher said units cleared at about 3:35 p.m. Osolo Township Fire Assistant Chief Dean Rentfrow said the material at the site is still smoldering. He said small flames […]

Fiberglass plant burns in northern IN

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ELKHART, Ind. -Close to a dozen fire departments responded to a massive factory fire in Elkhart County Sunday morning. Crews have been on scene at the Lami Plast plant, located near the intersection of Adams and Woodlawn, since just after 2 a.m. We’re told the building is a fiberglass plant. Our reporter spoke with Asst. […]

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