Train explosion leads to chemical release in Houston

Train reports that a train car carrying Lithium Batteries exploded in Houston on Monday.  The resulting fire sent an “acrid” chemical smell through the Houston area.     A train explosion on Sunday evening blew out windows and sent a chemical stench across downtown Houston. The shock from the blast could be felt as far as a mile and ...

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Explosion and fire leads to injuries in Colorado


  HMN-Explosion and fire rocks Colorado hotel and leads to injuries.  Coincidentally, fire crews were already on site for a different emergency when the explosion occurred in another section of the complex. The Reporter Herald provides more.   An explosion and fire sent two people to the hospital and injured two others Saturday evening at the Rosebud Motel, 660 E. ...

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Welding sparks diesel fueled fire in Chilliwack.


  HMN-Sparks from nearby welding ignited stored diesel at a Chilliwack, BC  industrial park Friday morning.  The incident progressed into a two-alarm structure fire.  The Chilliwack  Progress provides more.   A two-alarm structure fire broke out in a Chilliwack industrial park Friday morning. Chilliwack Fire Department crews from several fire halls were called out to Frontline Machinery Ltd at 43779 ...

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Tank explosion kills 1, injures 2 others.

  HMN-A DeSoto Parish tank explosion kills one, and injures two others on Tuesday.  The cause is still under investigation according to KSLA   . DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) – A contract worker died and two others were hurt in a well site explosion in DeSoto Parish. It happened at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on Walker Road about a mile west-southwest ...

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Darke County responds to Ammonia spill

  HMN-Darke County responders work to clean up an Ammonia spill Monday evening. Resources are saying the chemical, used as an agricultural fertilizer, leaked from a tanker truck.  WHIO provides more information.   Arcanum fire crews are working to clean up an anhydrous ammonia spill in Darke County Monday night. Dispatchers said the chemical used as an agricultural fertilizer leaked ...

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Hundreds evacuated due to ammonia leak

HMN-Hundreds evacuated due to ammonia leak at a Deerfield Beach Publix Warehouse.  Several people were treated for respiratory issues, while 2 were hospitalized.  CBS Miami provides more.   DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) — An ammonia leak at a Deerfield Beach warehouse had hazmat teams quite busy Friday afternoon. The leak was detected just after noon at the Publix warehouse near S.W. ...

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One killed in Louisiana tanker explosion

  HMN-One motorist is dead after a collision on I-310 resulted in a large fire near Luling, LA.  WVUE provides more details. LULING, LA (WVUE) – Thursday shortly after 8 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on I-310 south between LA 18 and LA 3127. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Chalanta Brown of LaPlace. ...

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Toxicology reports confirm children in HAZMAT incident died from phosphine gas exposure

According to KVII: AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The toxicology results for the four children that died in a HAZMAT incident at a North Amarillo home in January confirm the children all died from Aluminum Phosphide poisoning. On January 2, 9-year-old Johnnie Balderas, 7-year-old Filipe Balderas, 11-year-old Josue Balderas and 17-year-old Yasmeen Balderas were all found dead due to the deadly phosphine ...

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Lafayette HAZMAT responds to NaOH spill

  HMN-Lafayette, LA HAZMAT units were dispatched to a vehicle accident, where several IBC’s of Sodium Hydroxide were leaking.  KATC provides more. The Scott Fire Department was dispatched to a major traffic accident on Heide Circle around 5 p.m. yesterday. Upon arrival, responders observed a singe vehicle accident involving a semi truck and a box trailer with hazardous materials placards, ...

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Baltimore fire responds to CO leak

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  HMN-Baltimore responds to a reported CO leak at an area Marriott hotel.  All four floors were evacuated and 2 patients were transported to the hospital.  WBFF provides more.   BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Drivers should avoid a portion of downtown Baltimore Saturday afternoon due to activity involving Baltimore City fire crews at a hotel where a carbon monoxide leak occurred. ...

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