Fire in ammunition storehouse badly injures CA man

An 80-year-old male was hospitalized with serious burns after a fire ripped through a commercial property in Sun Valley near Bob Hope Airport Saturday morning, authorities said. At 11:18 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters were called to Hollywood Engineering — which stores live ammunition and blanks for movie shoots — regarding a blaze that burned through […]

GA Mattress factory fire likely started by accident

EAST POINT, Ga. — Firefighters tell Channel 2 Action News that a fire at an East Point mattress factory is mostly contained. The fire broke out at about 1 p.m. at the Classic Mattress factory at 1050 Oakleigh Road. Fire investigators said they believe the fire was an accident that started outside the building. “It […]

Tow truck blamed for destructive pallet factory fire in CA

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — The spread of a more than 40-acre fire south of Sonoma was halted Sunday evening after it burned for several hours, but firefighters remained on the scene and road closures were likely to continue overnight, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said. The brush fire, first reported on the right-hand shoulder of […]

12 hospitalized in PA munitions plant fire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fire at a Jamestown, Pa. munitions manufacturing plant for the second time in the last five months. OSHA currently has three open investigations at Combined Systems Inc. on Kinsman Road, including the early Tuesday fire that caused 12 employees to be taken to UPMC Horizon Hospital […]

Firefighters battle fire at ME fertilizer plant

MEDWAY, Maine — It was, Fire Chief Brian McLaughlin saw, something that could take days — smoke rising from smoldering embers somewhere within a cedar mulch pile as long as a football field and about 2½ stories tall. Speaking Saturday afternoon, shortly after firefighters concluded their 16-hour battle at Scott’s Co. fertilizer plant to find […]

Southeast Texas plastics plant fire injures 5 workers

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A fire at plant in Southeast Texas that produces plastics has injured five workers. The Victoria Advocate reports the fire Friday began in a tower at Formosa Plastics about 30 miles southeast of Victoria. Four of the workers were taken to a burn unit at a Houston hospital and the fifth […]

Recycling plant catches on fire in St Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It took one hundred firefighters to contain a blaze at Republic Services Recycling Plant at I-55 and Bayless Friday. This is the second fire at the facility in four and a half years. Bales of waste paper, magazines, newspaper and cardboard burned sending a column of intense black smoke into […]

Fire at OK Hazardous Waste Plant Forces Evacuations

Officials are trying to determine which chemicals are involved in a now-contained fire sparked at a hazardous waste plant Thursday morning. Around 9:45 a.m., the Berryhill Fire Dept. received a call for assistance in the 2700 block of S. 25th West Ave. at EQ Oklahoma. They found a variety of chemicals involved when they arrived, […]

IL soybean plant fire under investigation

PIPER CITY — A fire at a north-central Illinois soybean plant remains under investigation. Authorities lifted a partial evacuation in the tiny village of Piper City on Thursday afternoon and classes are set to resume Friday at a nearby school district. Officials shut down a section of the Ford County community near the facility after […]

Cause of massive SC plastics plant unknown

FLORENCE, S.C. — Investigators say they will likely never know what caused a massive fire at an old plastics plant in Florence County last month. Deputies said arson investigators returned to the rubble of the old DuPont plant Wednesday, but the damage was too extensive and there was too much debris to move to figure […]

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