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Firefighters battle large blaze at recycling plant

Aug. 21, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters are continuing to tamp down a large overnight fire at a waste recycling plant in North Andover. The fire at the RecyclingWorks Massachusetts facility started around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the night with thick, heavy smoke seen for miles. Fire officials...

Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

Aug. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area warehouse. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson excused three...

Fire ravages Southern California industrial building

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) — Fire has ravaged a large industrial building close to homes in south Los Angeles County but no injuries were reported. Several explosions occurred as the structure burned in the city of Paramount late Monday morning. Los Angeles County firefighters arrived at the scene quickly...

Tyson officials say welding spark likely caused Holcomb fire

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tyson officials say a spark from welding during maintenance is the likely cause of a fire that damaged the company's plant in Holcomb. Tyson representatives met Wednesday with state and other government officials to discuss Friday night's fire, which caused extensive damage. No one...

Cattle producers concerned about effects from Tyson fire

Aug. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it will reopen the plant but the timeline will depend on the extent...

2 teens arrested in fire at vacant Indiana warehouse complex

Aug. 13, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers are suspected in a fire that swept a vacant warehouse complex in western Indiana nearly four months after another blaze damaged the same site. Fire officials say a 13-year-old was arrested Sunday night and a 14-year-old was arrested Monday. They were...

Cause not found for deadly Chicago-area factory explosion

Aug. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Investigators haven't been able to determine what caused an explosion at a Chicago-area silicone factory that killed four workers in May. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lanzi tells the Lake County News-Sun that he's confident investigators located the point of origin for the explosion at...

Fire sweeps Indiana warehouse complex hit by April blaze

Aug. 12, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A fire has swept a vacant warehouse complex in western Indiana nearly four months after another blaze damaged the same site. Terre Haute firefighters who were called to the warehouses on the city's north side around sunset Sunday battled flames as a large plume of smoke rose from...

Tyson will pay employees while Holcomb plant closed

Aug. 12, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that has temporarily shut down the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. Investigators say the fire Friday night started in the box shop near the area where animals are killed, causing part of the roof to collapse. It took...

Processing plant fire near Holcomb keeps firefighters busy

Aug. 10, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large meat processing plant near Holcomb. Wichita television station KSNW reports that no injuries have been reported in the fire that began Friday night at Tyson Fresh Meats. Several area fire departments remained on the scene more Saturday morning. Garden...