Fire in barge’s shipping containers blamed on spontaneous combustion

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Containers are now being removed to facilitate overhaul operations at 5600 West Marginal Way SW.@USCG assisting. — Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) September 6, 2016 SEATTLE (KOMO-TV) – A fire that broke out on a barge full of shipping containers on the Duwamish Waterway near West Seattle on Monday was caused by rotting garbage inside […]

Firefighters injured at Ohio feed facility

FROM WHIO-TV: PREBLE COUNTY, OHIO — UPDATE @ 5:35 a.m. Multiple firefighters were transported to local hospitals for treatment of ‘heat-related problems’ after a fire broke out at Cargill south of Lewisburg Monday morning. Crews were dispatched to the facility at 6571 North Ohio 503 around 1:45 a.m. and encountered heavy smoke conditions, Lewisburg Fire […]

Multiple departments fight large fire at Indianapolis truck stop

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Several Indianapolis area fire departments have crews on the scene of a large fire at the Flying J truck stop at Thompson Road & SR 37 on the southwest side. Crews were dispatched to the 1700 block of W Thompson Road just after 7:30 p.m. Fire officials on scene pulled a third alarm on this […]

Lumberyard fire near Indianapolis

Smoke was reported from the roof of the Wooley Lumber facility in Mooresville this morning. Per local reports, Mooresville fire chief Tim Medsker said there was something inside causing the smoke, and firefighters were using handlines inside and on the roof by the catwalk. Firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from a conveyor belt inside the […]

Propane Fuels Industrial Building Fire in  Los Angeles; Arson Unit On Scene

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    Propane cylinders and combustible storage items fueled a large fire Monday morning at an industrial building in the Glassell Park area north of downtown Los Angeles. IMAGES: Fire rips through industrial building in Glassell Park — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 1, 2016 A passer-by called 911 to report the fire […]

Major Fire Reported At Blue Grass Stockyards

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Lexington fire crews are responding to a major fire at the Blue Grass Stockyards on Lisle Industrial Avenue off Leestown Road. The fire started sometime around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Reports of dark smoke is visible for several miles. Source: Major Fire Reported At Blue Grass Stockyards – | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather […]

Fire at major hotel in Dubai near NYE fireworks

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BREAKING: A large hotel in Dubai is on fire in an area hosting what is billed as one of the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties. Firefighters were dispatched just after 9:30 PM local time to The Address Hotel, not far from the Burj Khalifa Tower, around which thousands of people have gathered to watch […]

Warehouse fire under control; Firefighters to remain on scene all day

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Firefighters have contained a fire at a west side warehouse, but say it will still be hours before it is completely out. More than two-dozen fire trucks and 75 firefighters were sent to help fight the fire. Just after 4 a.m., firefighters said the roof of the building was in danger of […]

Harvest season means fire season in many communities

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Harvest season has been in full swing across much of the Corn Belt for several weeks. And with this surge of activity, typically comes an increase in the number of fires we see in harvesting equipment and grain handling facilities. This year has been no exception. In the past few weeks, many fires relating to […]

Fire rips through Missouri biodiesel plant

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  A biodiesel plant in central Missouri went up in flames this week, shooting flames “taller than the town’s grain elevator”. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled greases. Soybeans are often used to supply an oil product (though this can also include other oil grains […]

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