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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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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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6 dead after fuel spill sparks massive fire on Florida interstate

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(KALB) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Highway officials say six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol says two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicle were involved in Thursday’s wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville. Authorities say the ...

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Chemical fire at Orange car wash supply company

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(NBC) Bridge City Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Orange County ESD #1, 2, 3 and 4 all responded to the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, Orange County ESD #2 said. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. ORANGE — Highway 62 was closed both north and southbound ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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Atlanta firefighters called to fire at MARTA battery maintenance facility

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(AJC) A fire at a MARTA battery maintenance facility in northeast Atlanta was extinguished, but it prompted a response by the fire department hazmat team, officials said. MARTA service was not affected, and DeKalb Avenue, which is near the incident, was reopened to traffic after a few hours. “This room supplies battery power to trains if electrical power goes out,” ...

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HAZMAT situation over at poultry processing plant

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  (WAFF) GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant. Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of. Crews continued to work to ...

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One dead after Bosnian refinery blast

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  (StraitsTimes) BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (REUTERS) – T he powerful blast that rocked Bosnia’s Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday (Oct 9) has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine. Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant’s oil and gas processing unit shortly after midnight and rescuers later discovered ...

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Officials investigate industrial fire at Louisiana facility

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(WAFB) BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Officials with the Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine confirmed an early morning fire at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He said the unit was shut down and the fire was isolated to that unit. He added the fire ...

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