Transformer catches fire during dismantling at California factory

A stubborn oil fire at a power transformer for the former Patterson Vegetable Co. plant on South First Street kept firefighters busy for about three hours Tuesday, Feb. 12. Workers dismantling the plant were draining oil from the transformer, which had been used by the main factory on the east side of South First Street, […]

New York barn fire kills 56 animals

Riga, N.Y. – A fire destroyed a barn in Riga Wednesday morning and claimed the lives of 56 animals inside. Among the dead are 20 lambs. “It’s something you just don’t expect to have happen,” said Brian McCormick. It’s lambing season on the McCormick farm, which has been located on O’Brien Road for three generations. […]

Minnesota barn fire kills dozens of cattle

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Flames engulfed a barn on a dairy farm in the southwest metro area early Tuesday, killing 13 cows and about 70 calves among the hundreds of animals kept on the property, authorities said. Fire crews responded to a call from Halquist Farms on 182nd Street, west of Carver County Road 40, in San Francisco Township, […]

Ammonia leak at California Sara Lee plant Tuesday night forces evacuations

SAN LORENZO — More than 100 employees were evacuated from their workplaces on an industrial San Lorenzo street late Tuesday night after an ammonia leak was discovered at the Sara Lee Foods facility, fire officials said. Alameda County Fire Department crews were sent at 10:12 p.m. to the facility at 2400 Baumann Ave. after it […]

South African laboratory burns

Johannesburg – A fire in a Kempton Park laboratory has been contained, and two highly flammable gas tanks were not at risk any more., Ekurhuleni emergency services said on Wednesday afternoon. “At this point in time, we are confident [the fire] will not be able to spread. The flames are not as big as they […]

Ohio factory fire probably ‘suspicious’

CONNEAUT — A fire that leveled a vacant commercial building in Conneaut on Monday may have been deliberately set, officials said. While the cause is still being studied, investigators are “leaning toward suspicious,” said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Sanford. The big building was not serviced by any utilities, including electric, he said. The former Crawford […]

Business fire in Illinois town

KFVS12 News   CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) – A fire Monday night in Carterville, Illinois created two very different problems for people in that city. The fire broke out around 6:20 p.m. Monday night at CTE Telco located at 113 South Division Street. Flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the building. The fire […]

Fire strikes northern IN factory site

MISHAWAKA – A major fire tore through an old factory site Monday evening, summoning 20 units from three fire departments to battle the blaze. The RMG Foundry building at 500 North Union Street right across from the Mishawaka Fire Station on Union Street became enflamed after 5 p.m. Monday, and the fire consumed much of […]

Warehouse destroyed in northeastern OH fire

In Conneaut, Ohio, investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a massive fire that burned a warehouse to the ground. At least seven departments from Pennsylvania and Ohio arrived at the scene around 7:00 p.m. on Monday. It broke out in the Crawford Container Company, which is located at 1049 Chamberlain Blvd. Within […]

Butterball plant in AR catches fire

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.– The Butterball plant and feed mill caught fire just before midnight Sunday, shutting down production for now. From the outside of the plant, it looks like business as usual, but on the inside at Butterball it’s anything but. “At a bare minimum we will not be producing feed until Wednesday,” said Butterball […]

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