Archive for July2013

Employees evacuated when fire breaks out at industrial warehouse in TX

HOUSTON – Nearly a dozen employees at an industrial company in northeast Harris County were evacuated from their building Wednesday night after a piece of heavy equipment caught fire. The Aldine Fire Department responded to the call on Goodnight Trl at Wayforest around 10:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the warehouse. They made […]

Feed mill fire challenges Canadian firefighters

Chilliwack firefighters spent several hours Tuesday trying to quell a fire in the roof of a Simpson Road feed mill. The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. and smoke and flames could be seen coming out from beneath the roof of the barn-like building, which is located in an industrial park off Unsworth Road. […]

Fire breaks out in Chinese firecracker factory; no casualities

A major tragedy was averted after the fire department of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) succeeded in dousing a fire that broke out at a fire cracker factory near Padmji Paper Mill in Thergaon on Tuesday. No causality was reported in the mishap. According to the officials from PCMC’s fire department, the fire broke around […]

7 Fire Engines Race to Blaze in NZ milk plant

A fire has been brought under control at the Synlait milk plant near Dunsandel in rural Canterbury. Crews were called to the address of the multimillion-dollar milk powder processing plant in Heslerton Rd, about 50km south west of Christchurch at 7.30pm. Volunteer crews from Dunsandel and Rakaia were first at the scene, before back up […]

NM Horse slaughter plant hit by “very suspicious” fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The owner of a southeastern New Mexico company that plans to begin slaughtering horses next week says his plant was hit by arson over the weekend. Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos says someone apparently jumped the fence and poured accelerant over the compressors to his refrigeration unit on […]

Small fire at fertilizer plant in SC

A small fire broke out Friday around 1 p.m. at Everris on West 5th North Street in Summerville, in the ductwork that ventilates the factory. Old Fort Fire Department responded and Summerville Fire Department, Dorchester County Fire and Rescue and Dorchester County EMS also responded under mutual aid. The fire was quickly brought under control. […]

Ameren nuclear plant remains closed following fire in MO

Ameren Missouri officials insist there is no danger after a fire shut down the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant. The fire occurred Friday in the turbine facility and not in the nuclear reactor according to the utility. The plant about 90 miles west of St Louis supplies power for about 20 percent of Ameren Missouri’s 1.2 […]

Firefighters extinguish blaze at plant in Texas

LA PORTE, TX (KTRK) — Crews spent Monday afternoont fighting a plant fire in southeast Harris County. According to officials, a fire broke out around 3:15pm at the OxyVinyls plant on Battleground Road in La Porte. Authorities tell us the fire was in their master switch yard. Plant official Dave Dorko says there was an […]

No one injured in swadust collector fire

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No one was injured when a sawdust collector caught fire at Northern Woods Products on Tuesday afternoon. The La Crosse Fire Department responded to the wood manufacturing plant, located at 1504 Lauderdale Place, about 2:05 p.m. Firefighters discovered “heavy fire” coming from the building’s dust collection equipment. The crew of 16 isolated the blaze to […]

Workers injured in Florida propane plant blasts – CNN.com

(CNN) — Equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders to explode at a central Florida refilling plant late Monday, a fire official said Tuesday. The blasts at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares injured eight plant workers, said John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The situation is now contained and […]

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