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Crews respond to tank battery fire near Midland, TX

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(NewsWest9)   HMN-Two oil tankers unloading at the site are believed to have caused the fire. One driver was pronounced dead on scene. MIDLAND, TX (KWES) – Emergency crews responded to a tank battery fire at Farm-To-Market 1788 South at West County Road 160 Tuesday afternoon. According to Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little, two 18-wheelers carrying oil caught fire ...

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Explosive device shatters windows in San Francisco

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  (CBS) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly igniting an explosive device that shattered about 75 windows in the area of the city’s South Park neighborhood, police announced Monday. Investigators said 37-year-old San Francisco resident Mustapha Math has been booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of possession of a destructive ...

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One arrested after vehicle accident leads to gas main fire. (UK)

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(BBC)   A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences after a crash that caused a gas mains fire. Fire crews and police officers evacuated residents from Ringwood Road in Verwood, Dorset, after the fire began on Friday night. Dorset Police said they arrested the man after a “road traffic collision” at about 21:25 GMT. Fire crews ...

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Six hospitalized after Walmart hazmat incident in South Florida

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HMN-It is believed that cleaning chemicals were involved. (Miami Herald) Six people were sent from a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart store to the hospital Friday afternoon with respiratory issues, according to Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue. The people were inside the store when something made them sick. A hazmat team is currently investigating a “hazardous materials incident” at the Walmart on 3001 ...

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WEBCAST: Fire Engineering presents “Firefighter Rescue and Hazmat” by Phil Ambrose

  HMN-Fire Engineering will be hosting a webcast on January 24th, 2019 entitled “Firefighter Rescue and Hazmat” hosted by HazMatNation Editor In Chief Phil Ambrose. Join us by registering for the webcast HERE. (Fire Engineering) When there is a possibility of victim rescue, firefighters often swing the risk vs. gain decision in favor of entering the toxic atmosphere. Fire conditions ...

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I-75 in Monroe County re-opens after feces spill

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HMN-Around 9:40 AM, a truck carrying human waste lost its load on I-75. (Detroit News) A spill that closed northbound Interstate 75 in Monroe County just after rush hour Thursday morning has been cleared, and now all lanes are open to traffic, the Michigan Department of Transportation confirmed. MDOT said the closure, on northbound I-75 at Summit, started about 9:40 ...

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Mississippi ammunition plant explosion injures 7

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    HMN-The Explosion occurred at the Winchester ammunition plant which was opened in 2011.   (Clarion Ledger) OXFORD – An explosion at a Mississippi ammunition plant caused minor injuries to seven workers. Winchester Ammunition says the explosion happened in a production area at its Oxford plant Tuesday. The company says it’s investigating the cause. News outlets report at least three ...

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HAZMAT teams across Australia respond to suspicious packages at multiple consulates

RT.com Emergency services in Australia are responding to reports of suspicious packages that have been discovered at several embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra. While authorities have yet to name the specific targets, the United States and British diplomatic offices are among a list of the diplomatic missions in Melbourne that were evacuated after reports of the suspicious packages ...

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HAZMAT scare disrupts Washington hospital

  (Beckers Hospital Review) Authorities are investigating a hazardous materials incident at Olympia, Wash.-based Providence St. Peter Hospital Jan. 2 that prompted the hospital to divert patients from the emergency room, according to The Olympian. An 18-year-old man triggered the hazardous materials response after he told officials he bought an ingredient online to make the highly toxic protein ricin and ...

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