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Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage

May. 09, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday in a distillation unit at one of Syria’s two oil refineries, Syrian state TV reported. No one was hurt, but the fire caused some damage to the facility, a refinery official said. The TV named the cause of...

Breakup disrupts Alaska village's temporary water treatment

May. 06, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska village that lost its water plant in a fire will be without its temporary water treatment plant during river breakup. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. installed a temporary water treatment system for Tuluksak in March that pipes...

Fire crews battle burning wood pellets at Georgia warehouse

May. 03, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters in coastal Georgia kept pumping water Monday on a vast warehouse filled with wood pellets that burst into flames overnight, producing a raging fire that burned for hours before crews brought it under control. The blaze erupted Sunday...

Jackson lifts boil-water order after treatment plant fire

May. 03, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A boil-water notice has been lifted for Mississippi's capital city after an electrical fire at a water treatment plant caused pressure to drop. City officials announced Monday that they're lifting the boil advisory for all city connections that are...

Fire in Barrington destroys barn, injures firefighter

May. 03, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A fire destroyed a barn and injured a firefighter in Barrington, New Hampshire, officials said Monday. The fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. and was called in by a tenant who lived in an apartment above the barn, the owner told WMUR-TV. The...

Iran chemical factory catches fire near holy city of Qom

May. 02, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A chemical factory near the central city of Qom caught fire Sunday, Iranian media reported, a blaze that injured at least two firefighters. Videos showed heavy black smoke rising from Movaledan chemical factory in the vicinity of Qom, one of...

More water woes for Jackson as pressure drops after fire

Apr. 30, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure dropped Friday in Mississippi's capital city after a fire broke out at one of Jackson's two water treatment plants. The Jackson public works director, Charles Williams, said the fire started about 3:30 a.m. in a control panel, and it...

1 firefighter injured in fire at eastern Missouri plant

Apr. 29, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — A firefighter was injured Thursday during a large fire at a chemical plant in eastern Missouri that forced evacuations in nearby neighborhoods. Fire personnel responded to the scene at the Manor Chemical Plant in Affton, where the fire was reported...

GM: Software, new battery parts will solve Bolt fire issues

Apr. 29, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look for anomalies in the batteries of...

Oil Tanker off Syria coast on fire; Govt says drone attack

Apr. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's oil ministry said a fire has erupted in a tanker on its coast after what it said was a suspected drone attack on Saturday. The official state news agency said the fire in the oil tanker outside Baniyas refinery has been extinguished. ...