Molten glass reportedly caused fire at CA fiberglass plant

WILLOWS — A fire that ripped through the Johns Manville roofing and fiberglass plant on Saturday is said to have been caused by hot molten glass, which is part of the manufacturing process. Willows Fire Department Fire Chief Wayne Peabody said the slag, or piece of glass, fell into product and burned slowly. It had […]

Firefighters fight filter system fire at Caterpillar plant in MS

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Booneville firefighters spent little time extinguishing a small fire at the Caterpillar plant Monday morning. Fire Chief Jerry Wallace says the fire happened in an area of the plant where grinding equipment is used to clean gaskets off water pumps. He says shortly before 11 a.m., it appears a spark from […]

Water supply issues hamper crews at Australian recycling plant fire

Metropolitan Fire Services have once more been hampered by poor water supplies in the Dry Creek area with crews having to run supply hoses over one kilometre to attempt to extinguish a fire at a recycling plant. MFS incident controller commander Peter Reynolds told 891 Breakfast it was the third time crews had faced the […]

Transformer Fire Extinguished at Shipping Facility in Wilmington CA

Firefighters extinguished a transformer fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a shipping container facility in Wilmington, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 7:34 a.m. at the TraPac Inc. location in the 900 block of West Harry Bridges Boulevard, about a half-mile north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel were […]

Explosion, fire reported at TX oil production facility

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – Several emergency crews have contained a large fire at an oil facility in northern Smith County. Around 9:55 p.m. Monday, firefighters from Red Springs, Lindale, and Winona Fire Departments were called to a Vess Oil Corp. skimming station on a private drive off County Road 313 East, near Tyler State […]

CA pallet plant fire

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A large pallet storage and manufacturing fire is under investigation by the Santa Maria Fire Department. It broke out around 10 p.m. Tuesday night at 1563 West Betteravia Road. Crews arrived on scene and found a large fire involving multiple stacks of pallets, machinery, vehicles and outbuildings either engulfed in flames […]

Tissue factory fire in Australia

A large fire that broke out at a tissue factory in Laverton North has been controlled. The fire was fanned by high winds which were blowing embers and smoke south-east towards homes around Altona. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade issued an alert at about 4pm, and has sent about 60 firefighters to the Encore Paper factory […]

Detroit Factory Fire Rages At Abandoned Building On West Side (PHOTOS)

Detroit firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at an abandoned factory on the city’s west side Thursday, WDIV-TV reports. The fire has been declared a HAZMAT situation. The building is near Livernois and I-94, according to WWJ. A WWJ reporter on the scene said the northern end of the building was crumbling, with bricks […]

Australian plastics factory engulfed in fire

Authorities are investigating reports a major factory fire at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, may have been deliberately lit. The fire at Viscount Plastics on Cobalt Street, in Carole Park, broke out just after 3pm (AEST) on Sunday, causing about $500,000 worth of damage. Firefighters say the blaze spread and they were unable to save several […]

Fire Sparks At Diesel Pump Factory, Injuring 4

Officials say four people were treated following injury from a fire that sparked at a diesel pump factory in the east. Jacksonville Fire Marshall John Reed says that the fire started at Stanadyne at 425 White Street during the installation of a fire suppression system right around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Reed says that contractors had […]

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