Incident Logs


Entries for August 2003

Sunday
Aug 10
Wheat Ridge, CO:Workers were evacuated when a fire spread to the roof of a bottle factorybuilding. More information

Sunday
Aug 10
Wheat Ridge, CO:Workers were evacuated when a fire spread to the roof of a bottle factorybuilding. More information

Saturday
Aug 09
Pascagoula, MS:A refinery ERT got the upper hand on a fire in a crude oil storagetank that burned for more than an hour. More information

Saturday
Aug 09
Richmond, CA:A shelter order was issued after a buildup of hydrogen sulfide gas atan oil refinery exceeded it capacity to burn off. More information

Saturday
Aug 09
Pascagoula, MS:A refinery ERT got the upper hand on a fire in a crude oil storagetank that burned for more than an hour. More information

Saturday
Aug 09
Richmond, CA:A shelter order was issued after a buildup of hydrogen sulfide gas atan oil refinery exceeded it capacity to burn off. More information

Friday
Aug 08
Bradford, UK:At least 100 firefighters battled a large fire that destroyed a styrenepackaging plant. More information

Friday
Aug 08
Bradford, UK:At least 100 firefighters battled a large fire that destroyed a styrenepackaging plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Melbourne, Australia:Firefighters fought a pine furniture factory fire nearly 2 hours. Flameswere fed by LPG and flammable liquids. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
San Jose, CA:An explosion involving a large quantity of rocket fuel destroyed a three story steel frame building at a rocket manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Mendota, IL:A 5-alarm fire at a tool manufacturing facility was extinguished withno injuries after nearly 12 hours of fire fighting. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Halifax, Nova Scotia:A dust explosion blew out the side of a grain elevator. The blast forcedhundreds from their homes. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Melbourne, Australia:Firefighters fought a pine furniture factory fire nearly 2 hours. Flameswere fed by LPG and flammable liquids. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
San Jose, CA:An explosion involving a large quantity of rocket fuel destroyed a three story steel frame building at a rocket manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Mendota, IL:A 5-alarm fire at a tool manufacturing facility was extinguished withno injuries after nearly 12 hours of fire fighting. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Halifax, Nova Scotia:A dust explosion blew out the side of a grain elevator. The blast forcedhundreds from their homes. More information

Thursday
Aug 07
Albany, TX:A wildfire involving 8,400 acres threatened a natural gas plant in itspath. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Cleveland, OH:A blast furnace fire involving hydrogen sulfide was reported at an aluminumplant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Salt Lake City:A former power company employee pled guilty to planting a bomb that damageda substation, disrupting the Winter Olympics and causing a fire at anoil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Hampton, VA:Fire broke out in the aluminum dust collector at a cylinder manufacturingplant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Plover, WI:A worker doing welding work was hospitalized with burns from a fire atan ethanol plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Easthampton, MA:Flames from a galvanized steel mixer at a nonwoven textile plant wereextinguished within 30 minutes. Water damage from sprinklers was extensive. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Benicia, CA:An oily vapor released from an asphalt plant coated cars parked in thevicinity and temporarily shut down the plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Bradford, U.K.:A blaze that began as an equipment fire destroyed a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Cleveland, OH:A blast furnace fire involving hydrogen sulfide was reported at an aluminumplant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Salt Lake City:A former power company employee pled guilty to planting a bomb that damageda substation, disrupting the Winter Olympics and causing a fire at anoil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Hampton, VA:Fire broke out in the aluminum dust collector at a cylinder manufacturingplant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Plover, WI:A worker doing welding work was hospitalized with burns from a fire atan ethanol plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Easthampton, MA:Flames from a galvanized steel mixer at a nonwoven textile plant wereextinguished within 30 minutes. Water damage from sprinklers was extensive. More information

Wednesday
Aug 06
Bradford, U.K.:A blaze that began as an equipment fire destroyed a plastics factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
London, UK: A4-story factory reported fire on all floors and in a 1-ton stack of woodenpallets. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Brook Park, OH:Fire broke out at a casting plant when fluid leaking from a hydraulicline was ignited by hot metal. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Bardstown, KY:A massive fire at a bourbon distillery warehouse that destroyed 800,000gallons of liquor was blamed on lightning. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Verdi, NV:Concern about toxic fumes from a metals plant fire forced the closingof an interstate highway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
London, UK: A4-story factory reported fire on all floors and in a 1-ton stack of woodenpallets. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Brook Park, OH:Fire broke out at a casting plant when fluid leaking from a hydraulicline was ignited by hot metal. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Bardstown, KY:A massive fire at a bourbon distillery warehouse that destroyed 800,000gallons of liquor was blamed on lightning. More information

Tuesday
Aug 05
Verdi, NV:Concern about toxic fumes from a metals plant fire forced the closingof an interstate highway. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Jersey City, NJ:A hospital emergency room shut down for evaluation after a victim withburns from an unknown chemical was treated. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Batavia, IL:A plastics plant lost production for an entire shift due to a fire blamedon a short circuit. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Fitchburg, WI:A false alarm indicating a gas leak resulted in the evacuation of a scientificinstruments manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Marion, OH:4 polypropylene tanks were damaged in an explosion at a plant specializingin galvanized metal. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Jersey City, NJ:A hospital emergency room shut down for evaluation after a victim withburns from an unknown chemical was treated. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Batavia, IL:A plastics plant lost production for an entire shift due to a fire blamedon a short circuit. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Fitchburg, WI:A false alarm indicating a gas leak resulted in the evacuation of a scientificinstruments manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 04
Marion, OH:4 polypropylene tanks were damaged in an explosion at a plant specializingin galvanized metal. More information

Friday
Aug 01
Fulda, Germany:A multi-million dollar fire fueled by lacquer and other chemicals brokeout while welding was being done at a textile plant. More information

Friday
Aug 01
Muncie, IN:A smokey fire that destroyed a tire recycling plant took three days toextinguish. A turf war between neighboring fire departments affected theinitial response. Investigators later ruled that the fire was arson. More information

Friday
Aug 01
Fulda, Germany:A multi-million dollar fire fueled by lacquer and other chemicals brokeout while welding was being done at a textile plant. More information

Friday
Aug 01
Muncie, IN:A smokey fire that destroyed a tire recycling plant took three days toextinguish. A turf war between neighboring fire departments affected theinitial response. Investigators later ruled that the fire was arson. More information

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