Industrial fires

January 10, 2018 - 6:45 am
SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters are on the scene of a ductwork fire at FirstEnergy's largest coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania. The fire at the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Beaver County was reported just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. A FirstEnergy spokeswoman says the fire is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. A fire department captain said during a court hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, that one of the men charged in a warehouse fire in California that killed 36 people told him no one lived in the building during a September 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner cited testimony describing the...
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Defense attorney Tony Serra, representing Derick Almena, leaves a courtroom during a break in the preliminary hearing for the two men charged in the blaze at the Ghost Ship warehouse Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Prosecutors say the men knowingly created a firetrap and deceived the building's owner, police and fire officials about people living there. The two have pleaded not guilty and say they are being scapegoated.(AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)
December 06, 2017 - 9:10 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Marin was convinced his life was over as smoke engulfed a California warehouse in what was the country's deadliest building fire in more than a decade. Marin recalled during a court hearing on Wednesday that people who were unable to escape the blaze came up a flight of...
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The damage of a fireworks factory is seen as police investigators inspect the site of an explosion and fire in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of the fire that killed dozens of people, mostly young female workers unable to escape. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 27, 2017 - 9:25 am
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday said they were questioning the owner of a fireworks factory that exploded into an inferno, killing at least 47 people working inside, and have identified one of the victims as a 14-year-old girl. Investigators were trying to determine the...
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Firefighters work at the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirt of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The explosion and raging fire killed a number of people and injured dozens, police said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 26, 2017 - 10:48 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a firecracker factory in Indonesia (all times local): 9 a.m. Relatives crushed by grief are arriving at a police hospital's morgue to identify loved ones who died in a fire at an Indonesian fireworks factory. The fire Thursday killed at least 47...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:09 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An explosion and raging fire at a firecracker factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed at least 23 people and injured dozens, police said. The fire began Thursday morning at the factory located in a warehouse complex in Tangerang, a city in Banten province on...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo, police vehicles are seen outside Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, N.C. Inmates at the North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. (Thomas J. Turney /The Daily Advance via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 4:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. Investigators believe four inmates planned the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from a chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. Nearly 20 Houston-area residents say test results have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from the chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded. The findings were disclosed Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2017, in a letter the residents' lawyers mailed to the chief executive of the plant's owner, Arkema Inc., and several regulatory agencies, giving notice that they planned to sue. (KTRK via AP, File)
October 03, 2017 - 6:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Tests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken from residents' property miles away from a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday. The 15 residents...
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A powerful explosion is seen in the ammunition depot at a military base in Kalynivka, west of Kiev, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Ukrainian officials say they have evacuated more than 30,000 people after a fire and ammunition explosions, at the military base. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
September 28, 2017 - 4:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's chief military prosecutor has ruled out a foreign sabotage plot in a massive fire at an ammunition depot that forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The fire at the warehouse at a military base in Ukraine's central Vinnytsia region began late Tuesday and explosions at...
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A house is seen flooded in Orange County, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, as water slowly recedes from Tropical Storm Harvey. Sunday was declared a day of prayer in Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott and across the nation by President Donald Trump. He and the first lady attended services at St. John's, an Episcopal church in Washington, a day after visiting Harvey evacuees in Houston and Louisiana. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 03, 2017 - 9:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities carried out a controlled burn Sunday at a chemical plant damaged by Harvey, sending small flames and gray smoke into the sky, after saying the highly unstable compounds that had caused previous explosions needed to be neutralized. Small flames burning in charred...
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