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Fire damages South Carolina chicken processing plant

Nov. 25, 2022 16:45 PM EST

WARD, S.C. (AP) — A fire at a South Carolina processing plant for chicken byproduct, which is used as an ingredient for pet food, has been extinguished, authorities said Friday. The fire started Thursday at Valley Proteins Inc. in Saluda County, news outlets reported. No one was...

4 detained over China trading company fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have been detained over a fire at an industrial trading company in central China that killed 38 people, reports said Wednesday. The fire Monday was caused by welding sparks that ignited cotton cloth being stored at a facility run by the firm Kaixinda,...

Report: Welding sparked central China fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Investigators said that sparks from welding work appears to have been the cause of a fire that killed 38 people at a company dealing in chemicals and other industrial goods in central China’s Henan province. Two other people were injured in the blaze that tore...

Oregon hemp plant fire injures 5, town temporarily evacuated

Nov. 21, 2022 22:32 PM EST

GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A small town in central Oregon was evacuated and five people were hurt due to a hemp manufacturing plant fire Sunday. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office said five employees were burned in the blaze, including one who suffered significant burns, The...

Georgia chemical fire 'under control'; evacuations lifted

Nov. 07, 2022 18:43 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Residents were being allowed to return home Monday night after firefighters made progress battling a massive blaze at a chemical plant in Georgia, fire officials said. At a Monday evening briefing, Glynn County Commission Chairman Wayne Neal said the evacuation...

Crews fight fire at Evansville warehouse, adjacent buildings

Oct. 17, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large fire Monday in southwestern Indiana that's left an Evansville warehouse and neighboring buildings in ruins and produced a smoke plume visible for miles around. Evansville Fire Department spokesman Mike Larson said about...

Clean Water Act at 50: environmental gains, challenges unmet

Oct. 17, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Lifelong Cleveland resident Steve Gove recalls when the Cuyahoga River symbolized shame — fetid, lifeless, notorious for catching fire when sparks from overhead rail cars ignited the oil-slicked surface. “It was pretty grungy,” said the 73-year-old, an avid canoeist in his...

Blaze, shots heard from prison in Iran capital amid protests

Oct. 15, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A huge fire blazed Saturday at a notorious prison where political prisoners and anti-government activists are kept in the Iranian capital, injuring at least nine people, according to state media. Online videos and local media reported gunshots, as nationwide protests entered a...

Crews battling paper mill fire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Oct. 07, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — County officials in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula declared a local emergency Friday afternoon as fire crews continued battling a fire at a paper mill that was producing a dense cloud of smoke. Menominee city police said Menominee County officials and...

Fire reported at another Amazon warehouse in New York

Oct. 06, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire broke out late Wednesday at an Amazon facility in upstate New York that’s voting in a union election next week. The fire at the warehouse, located near Albany in the town of Schodack, began around 10:50 p.m. and lasted until shortly after midnight,...