Industrial fires

San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White gestures in front of Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson Paul Doherty while speaking to reporters about a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas flowing to a fire that raged in a San Francisco neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, Melissa Subbotin, says that's...
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December 24, 2018 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A massive fire at a paper recycling facility in Philadelphia was brought under control after numerous firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. No injuries were reported in the fire, which was reported around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Nearby residents reported hearing some...
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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television, Russian rescue team wait for a elevator to go down into the mine potash mine in Solikamsk, the Perm region near the Ural Mountains, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 11:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia's Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident. A fire erupted Saturday at the mine operated by fertilizer company...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. Officials said the fire erupted Saturday when 17 workers were inside the mine in Solikamsk, which is located 1,200 kilometers...
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September 01, 2018 - 4:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Eight people have been injured in a blaze at an oil refinery in Bavaria, and another 1,800 people living close by were temporarily evacuated. Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016 file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the Oakland, Calif., building. A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a day before the two men are scheduled to return to court. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. In a letter...
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August 12, 2018 - 2:14 pm
CREIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading. The Tribune-Review reports that workers say fire was seen shooting up through the ground behind the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the building in Oakland, Calif. Two men who pleaded no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter will face the family members of those who died in a fire at an illegally converted Northern California warehouse. A two-day sentencing hearing for Derick Almena and Max Harris is scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Oakland. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
August 09, 2018 - 7:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Palpable anger, deep sadness and tense moments swept a California courtroom Thursday as relatives of three dozen partygoers who died in a 2016 Oakland warehouse fire testified about their losses and slammed a plea deal for two men charged with involuntary manslaughter. The...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo a worker assembles interior cabinets for a boat at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for June. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, recovering from a...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the building in Oakland, Calif. Derick Almena and Max Harris are expected to accept plea bargain prison sentences Tuesday, July 3, 2018, to resolve felony charges connected to the Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
July 04, 2018 - 2:30 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of people killed in a 2016 California warehouse fire say others besides the two men who agreed to plea deals are responsible for their losses. They are suing the city of Oakland, the building's owner and Pacific Gas & Electric Co., alleging issues related to...
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