Archive for June2013

Lumber company catches fire in Kentucky

Lumber company catches fire in KY LAGRANGE, Ky. – A fire at an Oldham County lumber company shut down Highway 146 for some time on Friday. There are about 10 buildings at Northland Lumber. The fire started in a kiln used for drying lumber. Charred lumber is all that’s left from the burned building. It […]

Bay City fire severely damages wood-cutting company | MLive.com

BAY CITY, MI — When construction business slipped throughout the region, so went customer orders at Bay Valley Millwork near the Marquette Industrial Center. Yet business rebounded and, lately, orders were plentiful. That’s why Bay Valley owner Rob Hackborn and his wife Holly were especially devastated when they took a call Sunday, May 19, at […]

Chemical fire erupts at NC factory

RALEIGH, N.C. – A chemical fire started Sunday at a Raleigh business, sending potentially dangerous smoke into the air. Hazmat teams were part of the response at the Surtronics facility at 4001 Beryl Road. The area was blocked off for hours, as police and fire officials tried to determine the safety of the air, as […]

Fire hits Filipino tarp factory

MANILA – A fire razed a factory of tarpaulin and road signs in Quezon City on Monday afternoon. Arson investigators said the fire hit Ropely Designs and Display, located at 36-A Sgt. Esguerra St. in Barangay South Triangle, at 2:24 p.m. The fire, which reached the third alarm, was declared out at 3:31 p.m. Authorities […]

Fire Destroys Family Tortilla Factory In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Fire ripped through a tortilla factory in west Dallas on Monday, destroying a family business that had been in operation since 1924. Police responded to the structure fire at Luna Tortillas, located at 8524 Harry Hines Boulevard, at 10:43 a.m. Fernando Luna Sr., whose grandmother started the business in 1924, says the […]

Explosion heard during fire at PA titanium plant

MORGANTOWN — An explosion and subsequent three-alarm fire at a titanium production facility initiated a multi-county emergency response Monday night in Berks County. Emergency responders from Berks, Chester and Lancaster counties responded to the Timet plant on Hemlock Road after an explosion rocked the area at 8:09 p.m. Sources within area fire departments said local […]

Lightning cited as cause of fire at Texas disposal plant

A fire started by a lightning strike at a salt water disposal plant in Atascosa County has prompted authorities to close Highway 16, and it is likely to remain closed for several hours, Sheriff David Soward said Friday night. The call came in just after 7 p.m. that the strike had caused an oil tank […]

Oregon Seafood Company Finds Temporary Facilities After Processing Plant Fire

Workers at a Pacific Seafood processing plant near Astoria are racing to finish modifications on a borrowed plant, after a devastating fire last week. The fishing season is in full swing and Pacific Seafood has made a quick pivot to keep production rolling. Crews have been busy at the site Pacific Seafood has leased as […]

Fire reported at MO Claycomo plant; Extinguished quickly

CLAYCOMO, Mo. – Emergency crews responded to a fire at the Ford plant in Claycomo, Mo., Saturday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s department said they responded, along with the Kansas City and Claycomo fire departments. Claycomo Fire Chief Ron Stewart said two employees were processing paint when some solvent exploded, injuring both of them. They […]

Explosion at Iowa plant injures 3

POSTVILLE, Iowa — A small explosion led to a fire early today at the Industrial Laminates/Norplex Inc. processing plant in the 600 block of Lybrand Street, injuring three. Postville Fire Chief Jeffrey J. Bohr said authorities were notified about 1:20 a.m. today of an explosion with injuries. The fire was in the southeast corner of […]

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