Archive for April2014

Investigators to scour site of 2-alarm tanker fire in Central Phoenix

PHOENIX — Investigators are expected Wednesday to head to the site of a huge oil-fed tanker fire that put two men in the hospital and blanketed Central Phoenix in smoke. It happened Tuesday morning in the area of 24th and Jefferson streets just north of the airport. A huge plume of thick black smoke poured […]

UK fire crews save buildings from ‘certain destruction’

More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds saved nearby buildings from “certain destruction”. Crews battled the fire at chemical recycling firm Tradpak in Armley, which sent thick smoke over the city. A fire service spokesman said “a significant number” of properties had been saved. West Yorkshire Police said […]

Transformer catches fire at Duke Energy plant

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – A transformer fire early Monday morning caused damage at the Duke Energy plant on Weedon Island. It broke out just after midnight, and we’re told as many as 60 firefighters responded to the scene by 2 a.m. Officials say it was an electrical fire in one of four transformers at […]

Auburn firefighters investigating cause of blaze at vacant commercial building

AUBURN | A vacant industrial building in Auburn caught fire on Sunday morning due to human intervention, but it is unclear if that action was accidental or purposeful, according to the Auburn Fire Department. At 6:10 a.m., the Auburn Fire Department responded to the scene of 22 Perrine Street, a vacant commercial property that was […]

Large mulch fire sparked at commercial property

EAST SANDWICH – Fire departments from several towns responded and provided mutual aid coverage Sunday morning for a large mulch fire at a commercial property on Service Road. The fire was called in by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flying overhead at 10:13 a.m. at property owned by New Bedford Waste Services at 295 Service […]

Fire destroys large metal shop building; early water supply issues

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A large metal shop and outbuildings at a farm on Gondring Road east of Keyes caught fire Saturday afternoon and continued to burn into the evening. No injuries were reported. Wind and lack of water hampered early efforts to douse the blaze, which started shortly before 3 p.m. in the 2800 block of Gondring Road, […]

Rubber Glove Warehouse Razed In Fire

SEPANG: Fire razed the warehouse of a factory that produces rubber gloves for medical use in the industrial area of Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi today. The incident, which occurred at 9.45am, also destroyed several container lorries parked in the warehouse. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul said 45 firemen from […]

Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones

Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today? You’re not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error messages to being unable to access apps on their smart TVs. Reports have spread on Twitter — mostly from a community news site […]

Business fire caused by blown light bulb

DURHAM — Four workers had to leave Durham Exchange Club Industries late Friday afternoon when an electrical fire broke out, the Durham Fire Department reported. Firefighters responded to a call at 5:54 p.m. and went to 1717 E. Lawson St. where they found smoke in a 50,000-square-foot warehouse, according to a news release from deputy […]

Fire damages commercial printing facility in NC

Durham, N.C. — About 30 firefighters spent nearly three hours Friday morning working to extinguish a fire at commercial printing business on Prospectus Drive in Durham. Crews were dispatched to Valassis at about midnight. When they arrived, they found smoke coming from a roll-up door. It took crews about 40 minutes to locate the source […]

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