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No injuries reported after fuel additive fire at Saskatoon chemical facility

Chemical

HMN-No injuries have been reported after a fuel additive fire had emergency crews at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon.  Security notified responders after flames were seen shooting out of a tanks vent stack. CBC has more details. Fire crews battled a potentially explosive fire at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon this morning. The lone security guard at ...

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I-495 shut down due to HAZMAT involved fire

Industrial fire

  HMN-I-495 was shut down after a tractor trailer carrying a mixed load, was found to be ablaze.  WCVB reports that the blaze burned for hours, and the trailer was carrying both liquid and solid materials. ANDOVER, Mass. — Interstate 495’s northbound section is expected to be closed through the evening commute to due an early fire sparked by a ...

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Tehran Oil Refinery Fire Kills 6

Refinery fire

HMN-Leaking oil materials ignited in flames during maintenance of a processing unit at a Tehran Oil Refinery.  The fire killed 6 and injured 2 according to TasnimNews. TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A fire that broke at Tehran’s oil refinery killed six people and injured two on Friday, the governor of Rey district south of Tehran said. “When the engineers and technicians ...

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Emergency response tattoos

  HMN- Hey guys! A few weeks back we asked you to show us your emergency response related tattoos. Here’s just a small selection of what we received! Thanks for the submissions!   Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized ...

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LPG Fires: Sometimes it’s about perspective

LPG

    HMN-Recently, at an industrial fire training, I got some great helmet cam footage of some very experienced firefighters honing in on new skills, and brushing up on old ones.  I was able to capture a great shot that illustrates the effect of nozzle patterns, and draft, on a LPG fire. In the following photo, take note of the ...

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Fuel barge fire off Texas coast leaves two missing

Barge

HMN-A fuel barge fire off of the Texas coast leaves two crew members missing.  The barge was carrying 133,000 barrels of crude oil. KATC provides more. PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) – The Coast Guard is searching for two crew members who went missing when their fuel barge caught on fire three miles off the Texas coast. Petty Officer Edward Wargo ...

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Industrial firefighters put out vacuum fire

Industrial fire

HMN-Reuters reports that operations and responders at the Shell Deer Park refinery put out a fire at the plants vacuum unit. No injuries have been reported. HOUSTON (Reuters) – The largest crude distillation unit was shut on Thursday at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s 325,700 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery by a fire on its vacuum unit, according to ...

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N.C. crews respond to vehicle fire with HAZMAT involved

Industrial fire

HMN- WLOS reports that crews are responding to a vehicle fire on I-40 that involves hazardous materials.  The vehicle contained chlorine and other corrosive cleaning materials. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Crews are responding after a vehicle carrying cleaning materials caught fire along Interstate 40. McDowell County Emergency Services says they received a call at 9:47 a.m about a vehicle ...

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Christiana fire responds to vehicle VS propane filling station.

HMN-According to the Christiana Fire FB page, the company responded to a MVC involving one vehicle, versus a propane filling station.  Great job guys!  Give them a follow on FB! On July 22nd at 0525 Christiana Fire Company was alerted to 1925 Pulaski Hwy for MVC. On arrival crews found a pick up truck had collided with retail propane filling ...

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Lightning strike causes tank battery fire in Indiana

HMN-A lightning strike at a tank battery in Indiana leads to a chain reaction of fire and explosions.  The Dubois County Herald reports that the Indiana Department of Environmental Managenment will be conducting a further investigation. LAMAR — Lightning is being blamed for a weekend fire and series of explosions involving an oil tank battery southeast of Lamar. Authorities were ...

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