Oil tank explosions in TX

Four firefighters and four Traditions Oil & Gas employees received an unpleasant surprise this morning when a second explosion occurred at the scene of lsat night’s oil tank battery explosion just east of Borger. “I thought the headline of today’s paper was going to be ‘Eight dead after an explosion, after a tank battery explosion,” […]

Firefighters were unaware warehouse contained explosive materials

Four firefighters were injured in a fire and subsequent explosion today at a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., where butane lighters, aerosol cans of insect spray and other goods are stored. Firefighters were alerted to a fire at an industrial warehouse at 2797 Thamesgate Dr., in Malton, just north of Toronto Pearson International Airport, at about […]

WY natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

An explosion at a Southwestern Wyoming natural gas processing plant Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a nearby town, a precautionary step for fear the fire could have escalated, an emergency official said. Jay Hokanson, Lincoln County emergency management coordinator, said no injuries were reported in relation to the explosion and subsequent fire. Hokanson said […]

11 burned in explosion, fire; 2 in critical condition

LA HABRA – Saul Acevedo was working at a La Habra chrome-polishing plant Tuesday morning when he felt a huge explosion followed by a wave of intense heat. Acevedo, 45, of Anaheim, was near the entrance and ran outside as smoke quickly filled the air. Moments later, he saw that some of his co-workers had […]

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, […]

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