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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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Asphalt residue leads to tank fire during hot work

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HMN-Monroe, Louisiana responders suppressed flames on a storage tank after a cutting torch incident lead to an asphalt residue fire. (KNOE) MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A storage tank caught fire in Monroe Friday afternoon, sending a billowing pillar of smoke into the air. It happened behind the DOTD building on Desiard Street around one o’clock. Monroe fire officials say someone ...

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One hurt after possible “Honey Oil” explosion in Redondo Beach

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HMN-One hurt in suspected Honey Oil explosion in Redondo Beach. (Daily Breeze) Officials launched a criminal investigation into a Redondo Beach fire that sent one burn victim to a hospital on Monday, Jan. 21. Crews responded at about 2:40 p.m. to a report of a residential fire at 714 S. Pacific Coast Highway, near Knob Hill Avenue, said  Redondo Beach ...

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66 dead, dozens more injured in illegal Mexico pipeline tap

(ABC 7) Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage. Just a few ...

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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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Gas explosion blows out windows of Upper West Side gym, Haz-Mat Response

              NY Daily News An electrical fire and gas leak led to a blast that shattered the windows of an Upper West Side gym Sunday night, FDNY officials said.   Firefighters had already cleared out the Equinox gym building on Broadway near W. 92nd St. when an explosion blew out the windows on the first ...

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