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With no standards to guide us, the best way to do gross decontamination on scene is anyone's guess. ...
A hazardous-materials team contained the spill with earthen dams, and the oil didn't appear to affect any waterways. ...
Following a near-miss, one department compiled 12 lessons learned for dealing with alternative-fueled commercial vehicle fires. ...
No injuries were reported and no workers were on site when the blaze started ...
The smoke from dozens of fires burning in Saskatchewan travel high into the atmosphere, where the upper layers have strong winds that can carry the smoke great distances. ...
A new plan is crafted to finally douse the underground fire before it reaches toxic waste. ...
Fire caused by malicious intentions was not anticipated, and provisions to keep out hazardous materials were not in place. ...
The Associated Press MARYVILLE, Tenn. — At least one car of a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the ...
White Deer Volunteer Fire Department says the explosion occurred at a gas booster station as crews worked on a 4-inch gas line. ...
The fire started inside a tank once used for hydrogen cyanide; 14 plant workers were injured. ...
The New Orleans firefighters' union says using its firefighters to clean homeless encampments is a result of contract disputes. ...
Their objection to the new rules is about information-sharing requirements and the need for more firefighter training ...
The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable. ...
One of the garages contained chlorine that emitted toxic gas when it burned causing several firefighters to suffer respiratory injuries ...
Firefighters expected it could take a few days to extinguish remaining hot spots. ...
State lawmakers gave preliminary approval for stricter storage requirements for the highly flammable ammonium nitrate. ...
The tougher standards to reduce fire and explosion won't fully take effect until 2020. ...
More than 300 firefighters battled the wildfire on the ground, while an aircraft dumped water onto the flames from above ...
The fire department sent more than 50 firefighters to the scene, including teams trained in handling hazardous materials ...
They submitted bills totaling about $85,000 to the trucking company, who is disputing the charges ...