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Firefighters from multiple agencies battle a warehouse fire in Redlands, Calif., on Friday, June 5, 2020. The destroyed a huge commercial building, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles,  but there are no reports of injuries. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)

Fire destroys Southern California warehouse linked to Amazon

Jun. 5, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers but authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries. A half-dozen fire departments were unable to stop flames from destroying the sprawling...

Arson suspect held after wildfire briefly threatens homes

Jun. 5, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities said. The fires were reported at around 6 p.m. in the dry Santa Teresa foothills near a water treatment plant....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, flames and thick, black smoke light up the pre-dawn sky following and explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that it cited TPC for three willful violations by not developing and implementing procedures for emergency shutdown and not inspecting and testing process vessel and piping components. TPC faces $514,692 in civil OSHA fines, stemming from the explosion and fires. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community. The Nov. 27 blasts at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Houston,...

A plastic pallet fire rages at a tomato processing plant in Stockton, Calif., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Stockton Fire said on social media that roughly 1.5 acres of plastic pallets were burning Tuesday and drivers are asked to avoid the area. No one has been injured although one firefighter was taken to a hospital with heat exhaustion. (Clifford Oto/The Stockton Record via AP)

Crews battle large fire at central California tomato plant

May. 26, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews are battling a large fire at a tomato processing plant in Stockton. Stockton Fire said on social media that roughly 1.5 acres of plastic pallets were burning Tuesday and drivers are asked to avoid the area. No one has been injured although one firefighter was taken to a...

This photo courtesy of Dan Whaley, @dwhly, shows a warehouse fire burning at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco early Saturday, May 23, 2020.  The fire tore through the warehouse, sending thick smoke over the waterfront and causing its walls to collapse.  (Dan Whaley, @dwhly via AP)

Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing industry

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city's fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday. The fire erupted before dawn...

First responders battle a massive fire that erupted at a warehouse early Saturday, May 23, 2020 in San Francisco. Arriving crews were confronted with towering flames engulfing the warehouse.  (KPIX-TV CBS-Viacom via AP)

Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

May. 23, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control. One firefighter sustained a hand...

Fire at shuttered Dutch nuclear plant; no radiation risk

May. 21, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There is no radioactivity involved,”...

Smoke billows from a chemical plant following an explosion in Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy, Friday, May 15, 2020. Two people were reportedly critically injured. (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Italy: Chemical plant fire hurts 2, forces Venetians indoors

May. 15, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A fire at a chemical plant near Venice critically injured two people, belched thick black smoke into the air and forced Venetians to stay indoors for fear of noxious fumes, Italian authorities said Friday. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said the blaze, triggered by an explosion at the factory in...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, fire comes out of the top of two silo-looking structures at the compressor station at Consumers Energy in Armada Township, Mich. Consumers Energy agreed to pay a $10,000 to settle an investigation of the natural gas fire in southeastern Michigan that forced people to conserve heat for a few days during a polar vortex in 2019, state regulators said Friday May, 8, 2020. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)

$10,000 fine closes probe into utility's polar vortex fire

May. 8, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy agreed to pay a $10,000 to settle an investigation of a natural gas fire in southeastern Michigan that forced people to conserve heat for a few days during a polar vortex in 2019, state regulators said Friday. The Michigan Public Service Commission accepted the...

A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital. (AP Photo)

Chemical leak at LG plant in India kills 11, about 1,000 ill

May. 7, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A gas leak at a chemical factory owned by a South Korean company in southern India early Thursday left at least 11 people dead and about 1,000 struggling to breathe. The chemical styrene, used to make plastic and rubber, leaked from the LG Polymers plant in the city of...