Archive for November2013

MT honey plant fire causes problems for holiday season

POWER – The Smoot Honey of Montana company in Power burst into flames on Friday afternoon after a furnace malfunction in the packaging area. More than 40 firefighters, including crews from Dutton, Fairfield, Choteau, and Vaughn responded to the large fire as flames burst out the windows. Employees scrambled to get honey and the products […]

Fire ravages fertilizer plant

LOVING — A fire scorched multiple buildings at a Loving fertilizer plant late Monday evening, causing a drop in water pressure for village residents as firefighters attempted to quench the blaze. Initial injuries were not known, said Joel Arnwine, Eddy County’s emergency preparedness manager and fire administrator. But an Otis volunteer firefighter had to leave […]

Massive blaze burns bins at fruit plant

ODELL, Ore. – A massive fire burned a large number of empty fruit bins at Diamond Fruit Growers Monday night. According to Tiffany Peterson of the Odell Fire Department, the call came in just after 8 p.m. and the fire was brought under control a little over an hour later. At least 10 fire trucks […]

Fire damages ice plant in KY

Emergency crews remained Monday morning at an ice plant at Corbin that was heavily damaged by fire. Corbin Police Maj. Rob Jones said just before 7:30 a.m. that crews were fighting hot spots and that traffic in the area was being disrupted. The blaze broke out about 1:20 a.m. at the Corbin Ice Co. on […]

Fire in Snowmaking Plant Delays Canadian Ski Resort Opening

Calabogie (ON), Canada – An early morning fire on Sunday caused heavy damage to the snowmaking pump house at Calabogie Peaks ski resort, west of Ottawa, delaying the resort’s season opening by at least a week. Snowmaking at Calabogie Peaks on Thursday, before Saturday night’s fire. (photo: Calabogie Peaks) Snowmaking at Calabogie Peaks on Thursday, […]

Ind. emergency crews respond to concrete plant fire

SPEED, Ind. (WHAS11) – SPEED, Ind. (WHAS11) – Emergency officials are determining the cause of a fire at a concrete plant in Speed, Indiana just north of Louisville. Fire officials say the fire broke out just before 6 p.m. Sunday in a dust collector which produced lots of smoke. It was originally reported by officials […]

Firefighters battle early morning plant fire

As many as 60 firefighters battled a large blaze at a Rogers County industrial manufacturing plant early Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the UPCO manufacturing plant at 24403 Amah Parkway near Claremore about 3:20 a.m. Verdigris Fire Chief Mike Shaffer said. Upon arrival crews saw heavy smoke and flames pouring from the large two-story plant, […]

Insulation Catches Fire At Ohio Plant

Firefighters are investigating a fire at the Owens Corning plant in Newark Saturday night. Crews were called to Building 73 at the Owens Corning plant at 400 Case Avenue in Newark on a report of a fire shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday. According to firefighters, insulation caught fire along the building’s finishing line. Large rolls […]

Graphics plant in Wisconsin briefly evacuated Thursday after fire

LOMIRA (WITI) — A fire that started in a box at the Quad/Graphics plant in Lomira on Thursday, November 21st was quickly contained. The fire was reported just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21st — and was contained within 20 minutes. Officials say there was minimal damage. Parts of the Quad/Graphics plant were evacuated […]

Paints and solvents accelerate blaze

A FIRE at a Dandenong line-marking business last night caused $1.5m of damage to the building and equipment. Dandenong CFA senior station officer Daryl Owen said the damage bill from the fire at the Amberley Cres factory was high because of the type of line-marking equipment stored at the premises and the role paints and […]

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