Latest Industrial fires News

The Latest: Man opens fire in Corvallis, Oregon; no injuries

Jul. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on police response to an "active threat" at a plant in Corvallis, Oregon. (all times local): 10:51 a.m. Authorities say a man opened fire with a handgun at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon, before surrendering to authorities. Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley...

No injuries when trash drum at SC nuclear plant catches fire

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a small fire inside a drum of waste at a South Carolina factory that makes nuclear fuel was put out without any injuries or danger to the public. A report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said workers at the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel plant near Columbia...

Jim Beam thanks firefighters who put out warehouse blaze

Jul. 16, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam has written an open letter to some newspapers to thank firefighters for battling a fire that recently burned down a storage warehouse in Kentucky. The producer of the world's best-selling bourbon writes that it regrets the environmental impact of the fire. Beam officials say...

Shelter-in-place advisory lifted again after chlorine leak

Jul. 13, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have for the second time lifted a shelter-in-place advisory following a fire and chlorine gas leak at an abandoned industrial site. Emergency responders in Beaver County said the blaze at the old Beaver Alkali Products facility in Rochester was...

3 dead as fire guts New Delhi rubber factory

Jul. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three workers were killed on Saturday when a fire gutted a rubber factory in an industrial estate in India's capital, officials said. Dev Dutt from the New Delhi fire office said 34 fire engines battled the fire for four hours in the city's Jhilmil industrial area. Police and fire service...

Defendant in fatal warehouse blaze 'not blaming anyone'

Jul. 11, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a California communal living warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago says testified Thursday he's not blaming anyone else for the deadly fire. "I'm not blaming anyone," Derick Almena said during his cross-examination. His comment was met with...

Jim Beam to be fined for bourbon fire that hurt rivers, fish

Jul. 11, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say Jim Beam will be fined for the warehouse fire that contaminated nearby waters with bourbon and killed fish. Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet spokesman John Mura tells WKYT-TV that there will be a penalty. He says the state Department of Fish & Wildlife...

Official: Lightning caused Jim Beam bourbon warehouse fire

Jul. 10, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says lightning sparked the fire at a Jim Beam warehouse that caused bourbon to leak into creeks and rivers. News outlets report cabinet spokesman John Mura confirmed the cause Wednesday. The fire started July 2, destroying the Woodford...

Wolf says state doesn't plan to help fund refinery restart

Jul. 10, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says his administration doesn't plan to spend any state money to help restart a massive Philadelphia refinery shut down since explosions and a blaze damaged it last month. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that his administration is analyzing whether the...

Artists' warehouse founder: City visited, had no complaints

Jul. 9, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of an artists' collective in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire two years ago, killing 36, said that the many police, fire and other officials who visited the communal live-work space never notified him it might be a fire hazard. Derick Almena, 49, took...