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EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents, the agency said Thursday. Superior Battery in Morris...

Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

Fire at huge Nebraska beef plant disrupts production briefly

Sep. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

A fire at a one of the nation's largest beef processing plants appears to have spared the main production area, so the impact on the overall market is likely to be limited. While the blaze was burning at the JBS plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, that normally slaughters...

Fire officials investigating overnight Omaha warehouse fire

Sep. 06, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials are investigating an overnight warehouse fire near downtown Omaha. Crews were called to the fire around 2:20 a.m. Sunday by an anonymous caller reporting smoke coming from the building. Investigators found evidence of squatters in the...

Seattle fire injures 1, involves 13 boats near marina

Sep. 02, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Firefighters responded to a warehouse fire near a marina in Seattle early Thursday that injured one person. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. near South Park Marina and required assistance from multiple departments to contain. Thirteen boats were caught in...

Huge factory blaze sends smoke over England town

Aug. 27, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A huge fire broke out at an industrial park in the central England town of Leamington Spa on Friday, sending up dramatic plumes of dark smoke that could be seen for miles. The emergency services evacuated nearby properties and told people living in the...

Fire at chemical factory kills 10 in southern Pakistan

Aug. 27, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, killing at least 10 workers and injuring several others, police and a government spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the...

Fire crews battle blaze at former Philadelphia refinery site

Aug. 23, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire crews battled a blaze at the site of a former refinery in south Philadelphia that was the scene of a huge blaze two years ago. Police said fire crews were called just after 12:30 p.m. Monday to the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions site,...

GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

Aug. 20, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — General Motors said Friday it is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall and others raise questions about lithium ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all...

Firefighters finally beat warehouse blaze after 4 days

Aug. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

Firefighters have finally extinguished a warehouse blaze in Fort Atkinson after more than four days. WMTV-TV reported that the city fire department posted on its Facebook page Saturday that operations at the warehouse have ended. ...