Archive for February2013

Combustible metal fire in WA State parts deburring machine

At 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 25, Tacoma firefighters from stations 1,2,4,8,11,12, and 17 responded to a commercial structure fire in a aerospace part manufacturing facility at 2024 Puyallup Ave. The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from the eves of the 52,000 square foot machine shop building. Upon further investigation, crews found a fire […]

Five years later: Imperial Sugar Will Not Face Criminal Charges In Explosion

SAVANNAH, GA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District today released a statement regarding the possibility of federal criminal charges being filed against Imperial Sugar in relation of the 2008 explosion at the refinery. The statement follows in it’s entirety: “Because of the tragic loss of life, the significant impact on the community, […]

Texas fire destroys warehouse

San Angelo fire fighters will continue to extinguish a blaze at a Lone Star Moving warehouse that raged throughout the night and completely destroyed the building and furniture within. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area around West 4th Street downtown between Chadbourne Street and Bryant Boulevard. City spokesperson Anthony Wilson said the cause of […]

Electricians remain critical after CA fire

SAN JOSE — Two electricians badly burned in a weekend industrial accident remained in critical condition Wednesday while investigations continued into the circumstances surrounding the explosion of an electrical panel in north San Jose. San Jose Fire Capt. Rob Brown said the cause of the fire at an industrial building at 71 Daggett Drive remained […]

Crews contain flash fire at Ohio business

VANDALIA — A flash-over fire at an industrial facility was contained by firefighters and did not harm anyone in the building. The fire happened at Lipo Technologies, 830 Scholz Drive, around 8:30 a.m. today. A hazardous materials crew was called to assist with containing a flammable material that officials were concerned about. That material did […]

Firefighters in Ghana fight paint factory fire

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service managed to bring under control, raging fires that engulfed the North Industrial Area facility of Haxagon, manufactures of paint products including Anchor Gold paint. It took about seven fire tenders over three hours to bring the blaze under control. The factory, which also had a food processing plant […]

Fire in pump valve factory in NJ triggers evacuations of residential buildings

HOBOKEN, NJ — A two-alarm blaze at a factory on Park Avenue Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of two city blocks, officials said. Firefighters and police were called to a single-story brick building at 1314 Park Ave. between 13th and 14th streets at 9:26 p.m. on the report of a fire at Sims Pump Valve […]

Major fire at meat exporting plant in India

Aligarh: A major fire broke out at a meat exporting plant here destroying property worth crores of rupees with no report of any casualty. The fire at the plant, located on the outskirts of the city, was triggered by a short circuit last night in the unit’s packaging department, police said. Within a short time, […]

Wind ignites compost piles at Texas plant

TRAVIS COUNTY — Fire crews are battling a fire in Southeast Travis County. Officials say heavy winds ignited the fire in compost piles at Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant off SH 130 and FM 973, south of Manor. Experts say solid matter that is turned into wastewater is then turned into compost. It was these […]

NC marble plant destroyed by massive fire

CHERRYVILLE, NC (WBTV) – Investigators are working to uncover what caused a fire Sunday night at a marble manufacturing plant. Monday morning, the Gaston County Fire Marshal’s Office said the building was destroyed, a total loss. People for miles around could see the flames when the Gatza Marble Products Plant on R&S Access Road in […]

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