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Two Glynn County industries each gave $15k after plant fires caused evacuation orders and significant damage
Two incidents, decades apart, highlight the risks of operating near this dangerous compound
Structural damage has prevented firefighters from entering the Newburyport building; EMS providers transported four PCI Synthesis/ SEQENS workers
Richmond Fire Chief Tim Brown said it may be weeks before the fire is fully extinguished because of four hot spots
Fire crews from around Michigan and Wisconsin continue their aggressive attack as environmental officials monitor the area’s drinking water
Rockton Fire Chief Kirk Wilson, other area FD leaders seeking reimbursement from chemical company following the massive June 14 industrial blaze
One firefighter was injured in the response, which was determined to be the largest in the department’s history, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman said
Witnesses in the area reported hearing several explosions at the Manor Chemical Plant in Affton
Sutphen and Hale team up to build an industrial pumper with a unique design that delivers more flow and maximizes efficiency
The safety board said it’s still conducting its investigation, including determining what ignited the fire
Investigators also said it appeared about 3,200 pounds of hydrofluoric acid were released into the atmosphere during the explosion
The wall on the south side of the former Weaver Piano & Organ Co. building collapsed as firefighters were still inside
Nine emergency-rescue and fire departments responded to the blaze at the Tri-Chem Industries plant
The building, which did have a working sprinkler system and was up to code, will have to be demolished
Firefighters found flames coming out of the roof of the facility and the fire quickly spread
Rainy Lake Oil Co. erupted in huge plumes of fire, fueled by eight or nine tanks inside the company’s warehouse
Authorities announced that the body of a male employee had been found inside the factory
The Harris County Attorney’s Office said Arkema Inc.'s facility violated environmental laws, sickening responders and residents
Smoke continues to pour from the site as firefighters clear debris and work to extinguish hot spots
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a heavy blaze and smoke in the middle of a commercial multi-tenant building
Officials said the explosion happened while a tugboat with the barge was pulling in its anchor
Dramatic flames could be seen soon after the blaze broke out, but firefighters smothered it with foam
The powerful explosions created massive fireballs that lit up the night sky
A lead investigator said he’s highly certain the fire was caused by a broken light bulb as originally reported by authorities
Six more first responders joined the case, saying they’ve suffered from everything from burning eyes to bronchitis following the explosions