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Fire erupts at Domino Sugar plant, no injuries reported

Apr. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A fire at the Domino Sugar plant sent white smoke billowing over the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Tuesday, but no injuries were immediately reported, a fire department spokeswoman said. A conveyer belt apparently carried a burning substance from a silo...

Fire causes partial roof collapse at textile factory

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire caused extensive damage to a textile manufacturing facility in Portland early Monday, officials said. The first reports of the blaze came in around 3:30 a.m. Monday at a commercial building in southeast Portland, said Lt. Liz Thompson, a...

Paint plant explosion and fire kill 1, hurt 8; cause unclear

Apr. 08, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An explosion and fire rocked a paint manufacturer early Thursday in Ohio's capital, killing one person and injuring eight others. Some of the injured were able to get out of the Yenkin-Majestic Paint plant in Columbus, authorities said. Others were...

Firefighters battle Houston-area chemical fire for hours

Apr. 08, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a suburban Houston chemical warehouse that emitted a dense column of black smoke visible for miles. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a tweet that the 4 p.m. Wednesday fire was at a...

Compton commercial yard fire spreads, destroys 3 homes

Apr. 02, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire in a Southern California commercial yard spread to neighboring homes, destroying three garages, authorities said. The fire erupted in Compton around 5 p.m. Wednesday and units from multiple agencies responded, the Los Angeles County...

Arizona history -April 4-10

Mar. 31, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Sunday, April 4 On this date in 1825, Charles T. Hayden, founder of Tempe and father of Sen. Carl T. Hayden, was born. On this date in 1917, fire caused by a kerosene lamp destroyed all but two buildings in the mining town of Ajo. Citizens saved a...

Hundreds evacuated after fire at Indonesian oil refinery

Mar. 29, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 900 people from a nearby village were evacuated after a massive fire broke out early Monday at the Pertamina Balongan Refinery in Indonesia’s West Java province, officials said. About 20 people were injured, including refinery...

Auto industry braces for more chip shortages after fire

Mar. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire at a plant owned by Japanese chipmaker Renesas could deepen the ongoing global semiconductor shortage that has especially hampered automobile production. The company, which makes chips for Toyota, Nissan and Honda, expects production at one of the...

Defendant in deadly warehouse fire to serve sentence at home

Mar. 08, 2021 21:27 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derick Almena, the master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire during a music event, killing 36 people, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, although he is unlikely to spend more time in jail. Already on house...

Pride of Iowa sandwich making facility burned to ground

Mar. 04, 2021 09:59 AM EST

MARENGO, Iowa (AP) — The Pride of Iowa sandwich-making facility in east-central Iowa has been destroyed in a fire, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the plant in Marengo around 9 p.m. Saturday for the fire, television station KCRG reported. Officials said...