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Friday
Jul 11
Staffordshire, U.K.: Fire spread through a production building at an agricultural equipment factory, damaging stored products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Kennett, MO: Rapid response limited damage from a fire in an adhesive coating machine at a hose manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Benicia, CA: A fire shut down a hydrocracker unit at an oil refinery, causing a price surge for West Coast refined products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Port Hedland, Australia: Firefighters used foam to extinguish a large fire at an oil recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Mexborough, U.K.: Evidence of arson was found after a fire that damaged building and equipment contents at a paper plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Newport Beach, CA: About 2 dozen workers were deconned after an explosion in a chemical vat at a metal plating facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Charlotte, N.C.: Smoke from an equipment fire at a tire plant sent 1 worker to the hospital. More information

Monday
Jul 07
Lancaster, U.K.: A fire at a chemical plant came shortly after news that it would close in September. More information

Sunday
Jul 06
Cappele, New Brunswick: Flames destroyed a fish processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Shipshewana, IN: An arrest for arson was made after fire destroyed an RV manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Louisville, KY: An equipment fire at an aluminum plant resulted in heavy damage to the second floor and roof. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
North Fayette, PA: A multi-million dollar fire destroyed a candle factory complete with formulas, tax records, vendor names and customer lists. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Kentwood, MI: A chemical fire at a plastic auto parts plant created a cloud of sulfuric acid dust that hung in the air nearly 45 minutes. Welding work was being done at the time of the fire. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Chandler, AZ: 3 workers were injured in an explosion at a rocket manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Quincy, MA: Fire spread through duct work at a ship yard. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Elizabeth, NJ: A working fire was reported at a chemical plant.. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
3 Mile Island, PA: A 20-minute transformer fire did extensive damage to a turbine room near a decommissioned reactor. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Blissfield, MI: A grain dust explosion at a storage company damaged a silo and left one worker severely injured. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Linden, NJ: A small plane struck a pipeline while attempting to land. The pilot escaped with minor injuries More information

Tuesday
Jul 01
Fort Worth, TX: No injuries were reported in a brief fire at a helicopter plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 22
Warnambool, Australia - A major fire broke out in a panelbeating and spray painting business containing gas, paint and oxy-acetylenewhich caused several explosions. The fire caused about $200,000 in damages. More information

Saturday
Jun 21
Hit, Iraq - An oil pipeline exploded and caught fire. A USMilitary spokes said the cause of the explosion is being investigated. More information

Friday
Jun 20
Iberaki prefecture, Japan - The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute shut down a nuclear reactor after potentially irradiated waterleaked from a testing facility. Officials reported that the water maycontain a small amount of radioactive material, but it did not escapebeyond the facility and none of the employees were exposed to radiation. More information

Monday
Jun 16
Netherlands - A wagon of goods train carrying ammonia derailed and damaged a section of track. Officials said no chemicals were releasedin the accident. More information

Saturday
Jun 14
Roseville, CA - Two locomotives collided at a railyard, derailing 5 tanker cars filled with a gasoline additive. There were no injuriesand none of the additive spilled. A railroad company spokesman said theaccident was caused by human error. More information

Friday
Jun 13
Baiji, Iraq - An oil pipeline caught fire near a refinery.According to news reports, the pipeline had been damaged 2 bomb explosions.However, an Iraqui engineer said the fire was caused by a gas leak. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Bornem, Belgium - A fire broke out after an explosion in apress used for the production of pigment pastes. Damage was limited tothe roof of the structure. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Lake St. Lucia, S. Africa - Twenty-seven tankers carrying phosphoric acid derailed and overturned causing the acid to spill fromabout 18 badly damaged tankers into an almost dry tributary of the NyalaziRiver. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Houston, TX - A heat transfer fluid oil fire erupted in aheater at a plant. The company produces hydrocarbon based solvents thatare used by chemical, automotive, cosmetic, graphic arts, and pharmaceutical industries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Mailiao, Taiwan - A petrochemical corporation shut down arefinery unit after an oil leak sparked a fire. Company officials saidthe damage to the factory was minor and should have no impact on its productionand distribution of oil products. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Hayward, CA - A glass plant was forced to halt operationsafter its third fire in the past 3 months. Investigators say the blazebegan in a vat used to melt glass amd spread to the point where they werethreatening the plant. Firefighters flooded the molten glass with waterand brought the fire under control after an hour. Theres no immediateword on the cost to repair the damage. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Stamford, CT - Nearly 2 dozen fire and hazardous materialsofficials responded to a fire at a chemical mixing plant. Investigatorssaid the fire stared while an employee was cleaning out a basin containinghighly flammable chemical solvents. There were no injuries reported. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Pasadena, TX - A heating unit caused a fire at a chemicalplant and was fueled by benzene. There were no know injuries or evacuations.The plant produces the chemical raw materials that are used to make foamcups, plastic forks and plates. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Lubbock, TX - Burning chips forced evacuation of a plant thatproduces snack foods. The chips had just been pulled from a vat of hotoil when the heat within ignited the chips. The factorys extinguishingequipment put out the fire. More information

Tuesday
Jun 10
Dublin, Ireland - Four people were treated in the hospitalafter a container of nitric acid fell off a truck. More information

Tuesday
Jun 10
Uberaba, Brazil - A train derailed spilling highly explosiveand toxic chemicals into a river and igniting a large fire. Fifteen ofthe trains 33 cars derailed. Methanol, octanol, potassium bifluorateand isobutanol leaked into the river. More information

Tuesday
Jun 10
Washington Township, IN - One employee was sent to the hospitalwith minor injuries after a fire at a plant that produces additives forproducts such as ink and cosmetics. Fire officials said a chemical hadbeen added to a tank that already contained a caustic material. A chemicalreaction ignited a blaze. More information

Monday
Jun 09
Whangarei, New Zealand - Firefighters spent hours cleaningup wood preservative spilled at a timber company. Officials said a dooron the tank holding flammable white spirit had given way, emptying thecontainer. More information

Monday
Jun 09
Kazakstan, Russia - Three mothballed oil wells began leakingoil into the Caspian Sea. According to local reports, the leaks are believedto have been caused by a rise in the water level of the Caspian, whichflooded the area where the wells are located. More information

Sunday
Jun 08
Lake Alfred, FL - A highway was closed briefly after a tankof nitrogen was damaged by a hit and run motorist and vented its contents.Fire officials said that while the gas was harmless, firefighters fearedthe pressureized tank could rupture. The gas was used to keep moistureout of phone lines. More information

Saturday
Jun 07
Ludwighafen, Germany - A stretch of the Autobahn was closedfor several hours after the driver of a truck loaded with bitumen reporteda fire in the engine compartment. Firefighters prevented the fire fromspreading to the load and there were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Jun 07
Mannheim, Germany - Fire broke out in a stockroom for waxesand colors in a textile plant and spread to adjacent production areas.Several barrels and propane gas cylinders exploded. The cause of the fireis not yet known. There were no injuries. More information

Friday
Jun 06
Blacktown, Sydney, Australia - A truck driver was burned andnearby residents were evacuated after an accident refilling a liquid petroleumgas tanker. A fire brigade spokesman said the problem occurred as thedriver refilled the vehicle from an underground tank. More information

Thursday
Jun 05
Kermit, TX - Several blasts rocked an unmanned natural gascompressor station and forced the closure of 3 outgoing pipelines. Theblaze partially melted 3 buildings at the site, snapped telephone polesand gutted a truck. No homes were reported damaged or evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Jun 04
Brisbane, Australia - An oil refinery suffered damage aftera lightning strike ignited a fire between the floating roof and a sidewall of a crude oil tank. There were no injuries reported. More information

Tuesday
Jun 03
Mount Joliet, TN - A fire at a plastics factory forced theevacuation of the overnight shift and sent 3 firefighters to the hospital.The fire broke out on one of the lines at the factory. The 3 firefighterswere treated for smoke inhalation. More information

Tuesday
Jun 03
Serasa, Malaysia - A textile factory employee smelled gasand reported it to police who found the odor coming from a nearby chemicalfactory. The firemen cut the gate gate lock, inspected the compound andfound leaking drums of methyl mercaptan. More information

Tuesday
Jun 03
Rostov-on-Don, Russia - Eight people were injured, five criticallyas a result of an explosion and fire at an oil refinery. Officials saidthe explosion occurred when workers entered a reservoir to clean its interiorof gasoline. More information

Tuesday
Jun 03
Stevensville, MI - A fire at a factory that makes brake caliberswas fought by employees with fire extinguishers until firefighters arrived.Employees said the fire started at a 20-ton furnace when hydraulic fuelcaught fire and spread to the roof. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Jun 03
El Paso, TX - Three refinery employees were injured in anexplosion. The fire occurred in a crude unit when 2 furnaces explodedat an oil refinery. More information

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