Archive for December2013

Fire Contained at Arkansas Nuclear Plant

A transformer caught fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas on Monday, forcing utility officials to take one of two units at the facility offline. The fire was in a non-nuclear portion of the Arkansas Nuclear One plant operated by Entergy Corp. No injuries were reported and there was no threat to public safety, […]

Commercial fire at Okeelanta Sugar Mill plant

A commercial structure fire at the Okeelanta Sugar Mill plant at 8001 S US Hwy 27 was extinguished this afternoon. Initial calls stated that there may have been a fire involving the bag ash near the plant. First arriving crews were met by Okeelanta staff stating the fire was on a conveyor belt in the […]

Dumpster Fire Spreads to Seat Factory

Fire broke out at the Seats, Inc. factory in Richland Center on Friday night, and firefighters were at the scene all night, clearing damaged materials from the building in frigid weather. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. A passerby reported the blaze at about 9:30 p.m. at the factory at Highway 14 and Sextonville Road. It […]

Asphalt plant fire extinguished

LAUREL, Md. — A fire at an asphalt plant in Prince George’s County has been extinguished. Dozens of firefighters and hazardous materials specialists responded to the blaze Thursday night at the Laurel Asphalt Plant on Van Dusen Road in Laurel. It was put out after midnight Friday. via Asphalt plant fire extinguished in Laurel – […]

Five Workers Injured in Steel Plant Fire

LORAIN, OH — A fire at a Lorain industrial plant injured a handful of people and caused millions of dollars in damage. The fire started just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Republic Steel on E. 28th Street. The plant makes and sells Special Bar Quality (SBQ) Steel, according to its website. Three agencies, including the […]

Dozens of vehicles destroyed in industrial area fire

A large fire that broke out in the Waneta industrial area just outside Trail, B.C.,Tuesday morning has left a lot full of dozens of charred vehicles. About 30 firefighters from four fire department fought the fire for several hours after it broke out at the Les Schultz Autobody & Glass on Old Waneta Road around […]

Firefighters extinguish MI industrial fire

GRAND HAVEN, MI – An industrial fire at Shape Corporation on Saturday afternoon was extinguished by firefighters from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and Grand Haven Township Fire Department. The fire was contained to industrial equipment inside the building at 1820 Hayes St. The cause of the Dec. 7 is under investigation. According […]

Sprinklers prevent larger industrial fire

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Fire damaged a southeast side business Tuesday afternoon. A compressor overheated at a business in the 700 block of Cottage Grove Street SE, and sparked a fire after it came in contact with oil on the floor. Grand Rapids firefighters tell WZZM 13 the flames spread up a wall insulated with […]

Industrial fire at UPCO displaces workers

Industrial fire at UPCO displaces workers VERDIGRIS — A large industrial fire overnight at UPCO in Verdigris damaged the plant that manufactures steel rods for the oil industry. Firefighters from Verdigris Fire Department were called out to a fire in an industrial building west of Claremore at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Workers showed up for […]

Industrial warehouse fire caused by welder spark

A spark from a welder started a blaze in an industrial warehouse on Brookside Boulevard Sunday evening, said fire officials.Around 6:30 p.m., fire crews responded to a call in the 2,100 block of Brookside Boulevard. The fire had extended from wood pallets to the walls and ceiling.Damages are estimated at $25,000. There were no injuries. […]