Tag Archives: Industrial fire

Industrial fire sparked by petrol tank explosion

Industrial fire

HMN-A petrol tank explosion sparked an industrial fire that has crews dousing to attempt to extinguish.  The explosion is thought to have ignited nearby metal stockpiles.  (ABC) Authorities expect a large industrial fire caused by an exploding petrol tank in Cairns to burn for hours. Thick black smoke is pouring out of the Sims Metal recycling yard in Portsmith. Police ...

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Industrial fire crews knock down fire at ExxonMobil in Beaumont, TX

Industrial fire

HMN-Industrial fire crews at ExxonMobil knock down flames at an early morning fire.  12 News reports that the shelter in place that was issued, has since been lifted. A fire that broke out early this morning at the Exxon refinery in Beaumont has been extinguished. According to the southeast Texas alerting system, the fire broke out around 6:00 a.m. this ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages Some of the most stressful times in a refinery or process area, are the intense workloads and dangerous conditions of outages and turnarounds. For those not in the industry, a “Turnaround”, or “Outage”, is a period of time where a process is shut down, de-inventoried, and overhauled for another round of production. If we’re ...

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Industrial firefighters battle substation fire; Refinery loses power

  HMN-A transformer explosion at a nearby substation caused a Motiva refinery to conduct an uncontrolled shutdown after power was lost to the facility. WAFB reports no injuries have been reported. ST. JAMES PARISH, LA (WAFB) – St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin reports crews responded to a fire near the Shell Convent plant in the 10000 block of Hwy. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1)

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1) Some of the largest hurdles to clear when becoming an industrial firefighter are understanding how process equipment works, and what exactly we are making. The knowledge of how different pieces of process equipment work, I believe, is vital to the success of an industrial responder. Being able to identify what a piece ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader All too often in the fire service we are subjected to leadership that leaves much to be desired. Whether it be a training session where an underprepared instructor tries to tell us about a subject that we can all tell is foreign to them, or it be an incident scene where officers can’t ...

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9 injured in Pemex refinery blaze

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  HMN-According to ABC News 9 people have been injured in a refinery fire owned by the Mexican state owned Pemex.  The refinery was partially flooded at the time of the blaze.  Spilled oil is said to be the cause of the fire, although an ignition source has not yet been identified.   A massive fire broke out at a ...

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