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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 […]

Dust collector causes fire in PA industrial park

Firefighters from more than half a dozen fire companies responded to a two-alarm fire in a Horsham industrial park Monday night. The fire in a vacuum dust collector at Strongarm Designs, 423 Sargon Way, broke out shortly after 8 p.m. Horsham Fire Marshal George Fida said a second alarm was called in as a precaution […]

Fire at paint manufacturing plant in St. Louis burns worker

ST. LOUIS • A fire at a paint manufacturing plant Monday night burned a worker on his legs and left firefighters scrambling to find a shut-off valve to the acetone pipe that was fueling the fire. An alarm sounded at the U.S. Paint Corporation complex at 831 South 21st Street shortly after 8 p.m. The […]

Fire causes $250,000 damage at NV sail plant

Authorities say no one was injured when a fire broke out at a custom sail making facility in Minden. The Douglas County sheriff’s office says a flash fire at North Sails Company was reported just after 3 a.m. Monday. Seven employees were able to get out and called 911. Officials say the initial call involved […]

Man gets prison for accidental fire that burned down Real Crisp plant

NEWPORT, Wales, Jan. 11 (UPI) — A smoker who burned down the Welsh potato chip factory where he worked with a carelessly discarded cigarette has been sentenced to six years in prison. Colin Goulding’s actions led to the loss of 100 jobs at the Real Crisp plant in Crumlin, the Daily Mirror reported. Those affected […]

Recycling plant catches fire in CA

COMMERCE, Calif. (KABC) — A paper recycling plant in Commerce erupted in flames Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The incident occurred on the 2800 block of Vail Avenue at 1:06 a.m. Massive flames and plumes of smoke rose over the building. Firefighters used foam to put out the blaze. No injuries […]

PA Envelope Factory Catches Fire

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WILLIAMSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY – At least 3 fire companies responded to a factory fire that started late Sunday night and continued early Monday morning. The fire occurred at the Cenveo envelope factory along Juniata River Road in Williamsburg. At least ten workers were inside the plant when the fire started. According to the Williamsburg Fire […]

VIDEO: 100 firefighters battle Ohio plant fire

Quick action with extinguisher keeps chemical plant fire to $20,000 damage

Grand Island Fire Company crews used a dry chemical extinguisher to suppress a chemical fire in a lab at the Isle Chem Research and Development complex at 2801 Long Road Friday afternoon. The fast action by firemen saved the building from structural damage. There was $20,000 damage to material and equipment in the second floor […]

Two firefighters hurt while battling MI concrete plant fire

Firefighters continue their battle against a blaze at an industrial business in Roseville that left two of their own injured. The fire at National Precast in the 33000 block of Little Mack was reported by a passerby about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Holland. It’s unclear what caused the fire, and no […]

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