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16 killed in Russian gunpowder factory blast

Oct. 22, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion and fire at a gunpowder factory in Russia on Friday killed 16 people, officials said. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about 270 kilometers (about 167 miles) southeast of...

Sheriff's office: Former worker tried to set fire at plant

Oct. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

TAR HEEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is facing attempted arson charges after authorities said she tried to set fire to a break area at a Smithfield Foods plant and used a hammer to vandalize five cars belonging to management. The Bladen County Sheriff’s...

Insurer sues Georgia warehouse operator over $4.5M fire loss

Oct. 18, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — An insurer is suing the operator of a coastal Georgia warehouse where 50,000 tons of biofuel wood pellets went up in smoke this year, claiming “grossly negligent acts” caused $4.5 million in losses. The Brunswick News...

Fire erupts at Kuwait oil refinery; minor injuries reported

Oct. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along...

Group: $260,000 given for victims of Alabama plant shooting

Oct. 16, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit group said donors have given more than $260,000 to help victims of a mass shooting at an Alabama fire extinguisher plant earlier this year, and it is making plans to distribute the money. A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in...

Large fire damages Idaho Darigold plant

Oct. 12, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews from multiple cities had a large fire under control at a Darigold processing plant in downtown Caldwell Tuesday afternoon after several hours, authorities said. The fire was reported just after 2:30 p.m., according to Canyon County...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says 2 members killed in fire

Sep. 27, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said on Monday that two of its members died from injuries they suffered in an unexplained fire the day before. The Guard said the fire erupted Sunday in a warehouse at what it described as a...

5,000 outages after fire at Tucson Electric Power's station

Sep. 22, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at one of Tucson Electric Power’s generating station on the city’s south side resulted in power outages for nearly 5,000 customers Wednesday afternoon. A TEP spokesman said the fire started in a generator area of the Sundt plant...

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...