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Wednesday
Jun 20
Melbourne, Australia: A fire at a meat packing plant forced the evacuation of 300 workers andsent acrid smoke into the sky. More information

Wednesday
Jun 20
Newark, N.J.: Ten firefighters were injured battling a blaze in a vacant warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jun 19
Pembroke, U.K.: Fire broke out in an oil refinery processing unit. More information

Tuesday
Jun 19
Helm, CA: Flames spread by a burning conveyor belt caused extensive damage at afertilizer plant. More information

Monday
Jun 18
Toledo, OH: A fire in a stack of ground pallet material threatened to spread throughouta compost facility. More information

Sunday
Jun 17
Riverside, CA: A fire that destroyed a citrus packing plant is being investigated asarson. More information

Sunday
Jun 17
Franklin County,MO : Fire broke out ata silica plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 17
Wilmington, OH: Sixteen cars of a 68-car train derailed, spilling a sodium hydroxide solutionfrom one tanker car. More information

Thursday
Jun 14
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A tanker capsized carrying 660 tons of phenol, spilling the chemical infish farming grounds. More information

Thursday
Jun 14
Miami-Dade County,FL: A leak in a one-toncylinder of compressed chlorine gas triggered the evacuation of an industrialpark. More information

Wednesday
Jun 13
Vero Beach, CA: Two people were treated after a fire broke out in a factory that makesmarshal arts gear. More information

Sunday
Jun 10
Carrollton, KY: A vapor cloud of chlorasilane escaped from a glass plant. Three policeofficers were treated and released. More information

Sunday
Jun 10
Pitsburg, OH: A 7,000 gallon spill of anhydrous ammonia was reported. More information

Friday
Jun 08
Aloha, OR: A chlorine leak at a plant resulted in 17 workers being transported toarea hospitals. More information

Thursday
Jun 07
Norco, LA: A world record was set when firefighters successfully extinguished a full-surfacefire in a 270-foot diameter gasoline storage tank, saving almost halfthe product. More information

Thursday
Jun 07
Grand Blanc, MI: A fire and explosion was reported at a manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 07
Watertown, N.Y.: Fire broke through the roof of a manufacturing plant, destroying halfthe building. More information

Thursday
Jun 07
Beaverton, OH: Seventeen workers were treated after a spill at an electronics plant involvingchlorine and hydrogen bromide. More information

Wednesday
Jun 06
North Haven, CT: Workers were forced to evacuate when 1,000 gallons of ammonia chloridespilled at a circuit board factory. One worker was treated and released. More information

Wednesday
Jun 06
Grubville, MD: Three people were injured, one critically, in an explosion at a fireworksfactory. More information

Wednesday
Jun 06
Yorktown, VA: An explosion and fire was reported in an ultraformer unit at an oil refinery.A lightning strike preceeded the blast. More information

Monday
Jun 04
Laval, Quebec: Area residents were ordered evacuated when a strong odor of ammonia escapedfrom an industrial park. More information

Monday
Jun 04
Ashtabula, OH: Firefighters descended into a pit below a fiberglass machine to dousethe remanants of a fire. More information

Friday
Jun 01
Lexington, OH: A fire in a toy company warehouse burned more than 12 hours. More information

Friday
Jun 01
Pittsburg, CA: A fire in the cold rolling mill of a steel plant caused extensive structuraldamage. More information

Friday
Jun 01
Fremont, CA: A tractor-trailer rig overturned spilling 500 gallons of caustic chemicals.Traffic through the area was closed for 10 hours. More information

Thursday
May 31
New Chapel Hill, TX: Firefighters chose to let a crude oil storage tank fire burn itself out. A line to a truck being used to heat and recirculate the crude ruptured, igniting the fire. There was no water available at the site for firefighting efforts. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Egelston, MI: Incorrect mixing is being blamed for a three-hour nitrogen dioxide release at a chemical plant. Nearby residents were ordered to shelter in place. More information

Saturday
May 26
Heflin, LA: Two teens climbed a 20-foot tall crude oil tank to get a better look at the sunrise. One apparently lit a cigarette. The resulting explosion blew the roof off the tank, killing one and leaving the other with critical burns. More information

Saturday
May 26
Carson, CA: A small hydrogen sulfide release was reported at a Los Angeles-area oil refinery. The release was due to the emergency shutdown of a cracking unit. More information

Friday
May 25
Gaylord, MI: An explosion ripped through a mill that produces particle board, injuring nine, six of which were airlifted from the scene with severe burns. A second explosion the following day injured seven firefighters battling the fire caused by the initial blast. More information

Friday
May 25
Ankleshwar, India: Fire broke out in a fractionating column at a chemical plant. Seven employees suffered burns. More information

Monday
May 21
Ludwigshafen, Germany: Chemical plant firefighters used a turbo-extinguisher and six metric tons of wax-coated sodium bicarbonate powder to extinguish a fire resulting from an explosion in a Ludigol drying unit. The fire was extinguished in 30 minutes. Nitrogen oxide and other gases released in the initial blast led to 50 children at a nearby school being treated for eye irritation and respiratory problems. More information

Saturday
May 19
Dungeness, U.K.: Fire broke out in a non-nuclear component of a nuclear power station. One of the plants two reactors was shut down as a precaution. More information

Saturday
May 19
Chicago, IL: Two workers were critically burned in an explosion at a chocolate factory. The workers were checking an alarm on a cocoa bean roaster when the blast occurred. More information

Friday
May 18
Kendall, N.Y.: Heavy fire broke out in a cold storage warehouse at a mushroom factory. More information

Friday
May 18
London, U.K.: A fire in a sugar refinery burned a section of pipe protected by asbestos. More information

Wednesday
May 16
London, U.K.: A fire involving sodium dithionite broke out on the eighth floor of a 10-story grain house. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands: An explosion rocked a 400,000 barrels a day refinery. At least one person was transported to a Texas burn center for treatment. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Bridgeport, PA: A stubborn six-alarm fire tore through an industrial park, destroying at least half a dozen businesses. The threat of hazardous chemicals forced the evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Monday
May 14
Ansonia, CN: Fire razed a 10-acre Latex foam plant. The blaze began as a routine oven fire but spread to the roof of the plant. High winds helped spread the flames. Nearby downtown buildings were evacuated. More information

Monday
May 14
Blackfalds, Alberta: Six workers were burned, two seriously, in an explosion at an oil and gas battery site. The explosion occurred as a tank was being serviced. More information

Sunday
May 13
Tuscaloosa, AL: A crude unit at a refinery burned 50 minutes before firefighters extinguished it. Two people were hospitalized with serious burns. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Waynesville, N.C.: Fire destroyed an half-century old fertilizer factory, forcing the evacuation of local residents and inmates at a small prison camp. More information

Monday
May 07
Creola, AL: An arcing power line caused a fire that charred 38 acres and came within 100 yards of an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
May 06
Edmonton, Alberta: Fire spread by strong winds destroyed a mobile home plant. More information

Sunday
May 06
Romeoville, IL: An oil refinery reported a haz mat situation at its hydrochloric acid unit. More information

Saturday
May 05
Los Angeles, CA: Firefighters fought a smoky blaze at a one-story metal plating company for two hours. Contents of the building included cyanide pellets. More information

Saturday
May 05
Richmond, CA: An oleum spill produced a small cloud of sulfuric acid at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
May 05
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Firefighters fought flames in a four-story factory building. More information

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