Fire damage put in millions at meat packing plant

ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) – The damage from last week’s fire at a south-central Kansas packing plant is estimated in the millions of dollars. Doug Mackay, director of human resources at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, shared the estimate Thursday with members of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Creekstone is insured for such massive […]

Ohio Metals Plant Catches Fire

COLUMBUS (Kelsey Mallahan) — Firefighters will remain on the scene of a large industrial fire into Saturday morning. It started at around 5:00 p.m. Friday at Burton Metal Finishing Inc. on the 1600 block of Woodland Ave. Workers at the business next door started calling 9-1-1 when they saw the neighboring facility on fire. Second […]

Firefighters respond to two-alarm fire at oil plant in CA

SHAFTER, Calif. – The Kern County Firefighters responded a 2-alarm fire at the Plains LPG facility in Shafter. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Initially it was believed that it was caused by an electrical surge after a car hit a power pole. However, Sean Collins of the Kern County Fire Department […]

Fire destroys Missouri Plastics plant in Jackson

A fire destroyed the Missouri Plastics plant in Jackson, which caught fire about 10 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt, but the fire continued to burn through much of Friday, said Dwayne Kirchhoff, chief of the East County Fire Protection District. Kirchhoff said the cause was unknown and the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office had not […]

CA recycling plant fire involves hundreds of railroad ties

STOCKTON – “The problem is you got all these railroad ties. It’s a dump, that’s not a legal dump.” Frank Alegre owns a recycling yard just across the street from this pile of rail yard ties—burned in yesterday’s fire. “The ties have creosote. I told them one of these days they’re going to blow up,” […]

PA Businesses Badly Damaged By Fire, Firefighters Injured

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Firefighters worked to put out a two-alarm fire in Cheswick. It started before 5 p.m. at a building that houses Best Air Systems, Pro Mechanical, First Fire Protection and Filter Services in the 100-block of Cheswick Avenue. Part of the roof collapsed in the blaze. Two firefighters were injured while putting out […]

Officials evacuate area, streets shut down near chemical release in Ohio fire

CANTON — A chemical reaction involving sulfur dioxide and a subsequent fire at a shuttered industrial building forced hundreds of city residents from their northeast-side homes Monday evening. Jeffrey Smyth, a 39-year-old cancer patient who has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy, sat inside the Canton Memorial Civic Center with a growing crowd of evacuees wondering […]

Molten glass fire at South Yorkshire factory

Firefighters worked around the clock at a South Yorkshire factory when molten glass began leaking from a furnace. At the height of the incident at Ardagh Glass in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, there were 50 firefighters inolved. Crews were faced with molten glass leaking from a furnace, some of which had spilled out and reached an […]

Fire at Logan Airport Fuel Pumps Strands Planes

A fire at Boston Logan International Airport’s fuel pumps sent thick, black smoke into the air on Tuesday, forced some international flights to make stops elsewhere to refuel and stranded a handful of planes on the ground. No injuries were reported after the fire, which was quickly contained, and the airport continued to operate. One […]

Firefighters respond to fire at WA sewer treatment plant

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews spent about five hours Monday, Sept. 9, extinguishing a fire at the West Sound Utilities District’s sewer treatment plant. No injuries were reported. The fire, which happened after 10 a.m., was caused by a spark from an acetylene torch that a maintenance crew was using while servicing one of […]

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