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Fire at TESLA plant requires HAZMAT team intervention


(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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Massive Tanker Fire Causes Huge Mess on I-91 in Rocky Hill

       NBC Connecticut   A tanker truck caught fire on I-91 in Rocky Hill Sunday morning, causing a huge inferno and shutting down both sides of the highway for hours. The fire started around 6:20 a.m. on the northbound side of I-91 between exits 23 and 24, according to police. The truck was carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline, which fueled the ...

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New York oil well fire

  (Bradford Era)   An oil well fire that lit the sky and surrounding hillsides in the town of Allegany, N.Y.,  early Tuesday morning was fought by several fire departments and resulted in an oil spill of 150 gallons, reported fire department officials from the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services. A press release from the office of Chris Baker, ...

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RJ Reynolds Tobacco calls in HAZMAT team after explosion in Winston-Salem laboratory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco called in a HAZMAT team after an explosion in Winston-Salem. According to fire crews on the scene, a mixture of chemicals caused a pressure explosion in a laboratory at 950 Reynolds Boulevard. “We had an incident in an on-site contractor’s lab where a chemical interaction caused a minor explosion,” the tobacco company said in a ...

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Natural gas line causes industrial fire at Ohio refinery

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HMN-The Toledo refinery processes chemicals like Toluene.  Initially, crews believed the fire began in an on-site railcar.   (ABC) OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) – Fire in a line of the chemical Toluene at the Toledo Refinery in Oregon forced crews to evacuate nearby homes Sunday night. According to Oregon police and fire dispatch crews initially believed they were responding to a ...

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4 Dead, 2 Adult, 2 Children After Carbon Monoxide Incident

  cbsnews.com   A tragic story out of Houston, TX over night resulted in the death of 4 people after a Carbon Monoxide Expsoure.   Two children and two adults died from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning in Dallas, firefighters say. CBS Dallas reports Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an emergency carbon monoxide call around 9:30 a.m. at a house under ...

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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


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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