Archive for February2015

Fire flares when equipment opened at Iowa feed plant

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A fire at an Iowa feed plant Tuesday demonstrates why firefighters must be cautious and consider the effects of every action when dealing with fires in compartmented areas of manufacturing equipment. Reports stated that a fire occurred within a cooling tower, and upon firefighters opening the tower, the fire flared up. Fires within pelleting operations […]

Houseboat fire ignites other docked boats at marina

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Shortly after midnight Saturday, crews were on scene of a fire at Inland Marina in Evansville, Indiana. Three people were cleaning on the large house boat, which was docked at the marina, when they smelled smoke and reported a potential electric fire, Fire Investigator Kim Garrett said. The boat became heavily engulfed by the blaze […]

Dust collector fire at Indiana rubber manufacturer

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Firefighters battled a blaze in a dust collection system at a southern Indiana business late last week. The fire occurred at Jasper Rubber Products, a manufacturer of molded, extruded, and cut rubber and TPE products. When firefighters arrived, the dust collector building and the stack were fully involved. Neighbors told news personnel from Evansville’s WFIE […]