Archive for January2014

Fire truck burns after hitting power line

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COLUMBIA — A Columbia fire truck is heavily damaged after its ladder hit a power line during routine maintenance Sunday morning. Firefighters say they were checking the truck’s systems at Station 4 after getting it back from a maintenance facility when its ladder hit some overhead power lines. Firefighters were able to jump away from […]

All Employees Evacuated from Fire at MO Pallet Plant

OZARK, Mo. — Firefighters battled a large structure fire at Industrial Wood Products at 2161 Industrial Court in Ozark. The building is a total loss, but all employees have been evacuated and are uninjured. According to a viewer who spotted the fire, it was “as tall as trees.” The fire was driven by high winds […]

Collapse at Omaha plant kills at least 2 people, 10 injured

Fire at Quebec seniors’ home leaves 3 dead, 30 missing

Fire at New Jersey paper plant kept confined; quickly doused

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ELMWOOD PARK — A two-alarm fire broke out inside the Marcal Paper plant on Wednesday morning, but it was quickly extinguished. According to Elmwood Park Fire Chief Michael Pressler, the 2nd Alarm was called to help with manpower at fire in the fiber division of Soundview Paper Company which makes Marcal products. TARIQ ZEHAWI / […]

Fire breaks out at Maryland industrial park

LINTHICUM, Md. – A two-alarm fire broke out in a commercial building near BWI Marshall Airport early Wednesday afternoon. Anne Arundel County Fire Assistant Chief Fred Swindle says the fire broke out around 1 p.m. in the 1300 block of Concourse Drive in Linthicum. Units responded to the Gateway Industrial Park where they found a […]

Cause of NC restaurant fire not yet determined

GRAHAM — A popular restaurant was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, resulting in smoke damage to surrounding buildings in downtown Graham. Firefighters were dispatched to Carver’s on Elm, 106 W. Elm St., around 5 a.m., said Mayor Jerry Peterman. Peterman, a retired captain at the Graham Fire Department and current volunteer firefighter, said the fire […]

FL nursing home fire called suspicious

A suspicious fire started in a mattress at a nursing home early Wednesday morning in Northeast Miami-Dade has been referred to the Miami-Dade Police Department for investigation, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. Three residents of the Sinai Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 NE 112th St., were taken to the hospital, according to Lt. Arnold Piedrahita, […]

VIDEO: Firefighters battle large HAZMAT fire after Livonia industrial building engulfed by flames

LIVONIA (WXYZ) – The Livonia Fire Department battled a massive warehouse fire that started around 7:30 this morning. An industrial building on the 12000 block of Sears was engulfed in flames. It’s located near Merriman and Plymouth Roads. Multiple explosions could be heard in succession at the scene of ERG Environmental. The building is a […]

Fire Kills 16 at Chinese Factory Making Shoes for Export

A fire tore through a shoe factory in eastern China, killing at least 16 people, and the state media said that the police on Wednesday took into custody the owners of the plant, which makes shoes for export around the world. The blaze at the plant in Wenling was the latest in a series of […]

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