Tag Archives: fire

Firefighters give closer look inside Deer Park tank fire

    ABC13    Hundreds of firefighters and first responders have been to the ITC facility risking their lives in order to protect thousands. Now we’re getting a closer look at the fight to put out the blaze. “I went out outside like most residents and saw a black plume northeast of my home,” said Kemah Fire Chief Brent Hahn. It was ...

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Plume modeling forecast shows smoke will shift over north, northwest Houston this afternoon

  12newsnow.com    HOUSTON — Tuesday is day three of the tank farm fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company southeast of Houston. Overnight there was a setback in containing the fire due to a drop in water pressure, the company says. The fire grew more intense, continuing to send a big black plume of smoke into the sky. The state and county ...

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Deer Park tank fires could last two more days

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    HMN-A tank fire at a Houston area terminal has spread to 6 tanks, and has responders digging in for the long haul. (CHRON)   A petrochemical fire at a Deer Park plant could burn for two more days, officials said Monday morning, one day after the fire broke out. Emergency crews, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, ...

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(Video) El Dorado refinery fire/explosion

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(KSN) HMN-Recently an industrial fire and explosion occurred at the El Dorado HollyFrontier site. EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – HollyFrontier in El Dorado said a fire in a pipe rack has now been contained. At approximately 8 a.m., the Emergency Response Team from HollyFrontier responded and safely contained the fire. The company said all non-essential personnel were evacuated, and that all employees ...

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One dead after fiery propane tanker explosion

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(FOX) CARROLLTON, Ohio-A man is dead after a tanker truck explosion in Carroll County Thursday. According to Carroll County authorities, David Ross, 48, of Pennsylvania, was driving southbound on State Route 332 when he went off the road, struck the guardrail and three telephone poles. The fully loaded propane tanker truck then went down into the lake and punctured the ...

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Multiple explosive devices found at multiple transportation hubs including rail and city airports, believed to have Irish origin

TheGuardian.com    Three improvised explosive devices have been found at separate transport hubs in London in what Scotland Yard believes to be a series of linked incidents. The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command launched an investigation after the packages were found in the post room at Waterloo station, City Aviation House at City airport and the Compass Centre on the grounds ...

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2 women arrested after ‘clandestine’ meth lab discovered during search warrant

  ABC8      HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in Hopewell arrested two women on Thursday after conducting an early morning search warrant and discovering a suspected “one-pot” clandestine methamphetamine lab. Hopewell detectives executed a narcotics-related search warrant in a residence in the 1000 block of Elm Street at 6:20 a.m., police said. Hopewell Fire, along with Ft. Lee Fire and Rescue ...

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Cancer Patient Cremated Leaves Radioactive Material Behind

GIZMODO     An Arizona crematorium was contaminated with radiation after the cremation of a patient who’d received radiopharmaceutical treatment, according to a new case study. Radioactive materials have a variety of uses in medicine, for both diagnosis and treatment. An occasionally overlooked matter is what to do with the body after the patient has died, a problem for which there ...

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Mass funerals held for the nearly 70 killed in Dhaka chemical fire

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  (News 24) Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka – fuelled by illegally stored chemicals – that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided. Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of one of five blocks engulfed by the inferno in the Bangladesh ...

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Fire at TESLA plant requires HAZMAT team intervention

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(Breitbart) A recent fire at Tesla’s production plant in Fremont, California, required a hazmat unit to extinguish, but Elon Musk’s car company claims it will not affect production. CNBC reports that a fire broke out at Tesla’s production plant in Fremont, California, in an area where the company stores some hazardous materials. Tesla has previously handled factory fires with its ...

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