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  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate, but no one was injured and the environmental risk was considered minimal, responders said. The blaze broke out at about 7:30 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Formaldehyde Fumes from Fire Cause Major Evacuation of Residents

    Last month, a plastics plant caught fire in Zion, Illinois.  Thirty-five fire departments from the area north of Chicago responded to the three-alarm fire.  Evacuations were ordered for a 1 mile radius south of the fire that lasted approximately 2 hours.  The reason for the large evacuation was due to concerns over formaldehyde being released from chemicals burning.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Evacuation lifted after fire at fracking chemical warehouse in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania

    Workers at a warehouse were pouring hydraulic fracturing chemicals into a production tank Tuesdaywhen a fire started, forcing residents from more than 70 nearby homes for several hours and injuring several people, emergency and company officials said. Hazardous materials crews moved people living near the warehouse in Leetsdale to a high school ...


    By Associated Press

  • Professional Verification of Voice Evacuation Systems

    Voice evacuation systems can save lives in an emergency. The correct installation and periodic functional testing of such systems are therefore essential. The NTi Audio TalkBox and XL2 Sound Level Meter with the new extended background noise correction are instruments designed for this purpose. The XL2 Sound Level Meter also considers, in real-time, the effect of background noise on ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Wildfires cause evacuation orders for 10,000 California homes

    News reports on Tuesday confirmed the Station Fire has already burned 122,000 acres north of Los Angeles, California. The deadly fire has also taken the lives of two firefighters and fire officials announced that it may be another two weeks before the fire is completely contained. Over 2,500 firefighters are currently battling the blaze that is only 5% contained. The fire which began a week ago ...


  • Wildfire in Colorado Kills Two and Causes 38,000 to Evacuate

    A wildfire in Colorado Spring, CO has forced 38,000 to evacuate, burned 473 homes, and has killed two, according to NBC News. The deadly fire covers about 25 square miles and is 65% percent contained as of Monday morning. Three major wildfires burned in Colorado over the weekend, but the Black Forest fire has been classified as the most destructive on record in the state. In ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mystery Odor Causes Evacuation of Major Florida Airport

    In May, more than 1,000 people were evacuated from Terminal 2 at the Fort Lauderdale airport.  The evacuation was caused after a strong odor was detected near the security checkpoint.  Three Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and two travelers were overcome by the fumes and taken to a nearby hospital.  Part of the terminal remained evacuated for approximately 2 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Thousands Evacuated and Countless Homes and Businesses Threatened by California Wildfires

    Close to two dozen wildfires are burning across California as of the first week of August. The ongoing draught conditions, warm temperatures and strong winds have fueled the fires that have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in different parts of the state. Tens of thousands of acres have already been torched and the wildfires have caused mandatory evacuations in some areas.  ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • City Waste fire extinguished

    A “severe” fire which broke out at City Waste’srecycling centre in Campsie, Northern Ireland last week has now been extinguished. Fire crews put out the fire on Saturday 6 March, after the fire blazed for five days. On 2 March, fire crews were called to a fire which had broken out in one of the buildings at the recycling centre, which housed dry recyclables. ...

  • Raging Wildfires West of Fort Collins Result in over 300 Homes being Evacuated

    Yesterday, MSNBC reported that 335 homes from three areas near Fort Collins, Colorado, were order to be evacuated due to a raging wildfire.  50 mph winds were causing difficulties for firefighters and helped to expand the fire from just 25 acres on Saturday to approximately 1,000 acres on Sunday. As of the report yesterday no people had been hurt, but at least one structure and some vehicles ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Striving for zero fire accidents

    The UAE Civil Defense, in a joint effort with Gulf co-operation, is analyzing possible fire hazards and through commercial & residential national level campaigns are training people and monitoring them with great success to achieve the goals of a fire safe environment. Barely entering the second quarter of 2013, several unfortunate fire accidents have already made the news. Fire continues to ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Greek Fires Start to Subside

    ATHENS, Greece, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - Firefighters are beginning to gain ground against the worst forest fires to strike Greece in more than a century, but only after the blazes claimed 64 lives and charred much of Ilia prefecture on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. The country remains in the state of emergency and suspicion is rife that arsonists are to blame for more than half ...

  • Report: Nuke dump fire preventable

    The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • AWS Eco Plastics` Lincolnshire plant on fire

    An AWS plastics plant based in Lincolnshire is still burning after a blaze broke out on the industrial site yesterday (25 August). The fire started at around 2.40pm, and 15 fire crews initially attended the scene at Helmswell Cliff to fight the fire. The cause of the blaze is not known but police are not treating it as suspicious. AWS had ...

  • Global Warming Blamed for Early California Fires

    SACRAMENTO, California, July 2, 2007 (ENS) - As the 4th of July approaches, many people will be enjoying the outdoors and firefighters are bracing for more wildfires. Hot and dry conditions throughout the West continue to challenge suppression efforts on several large fires in the West. The White Fire in eastern Kern County, California 20 miles northwest of Rosamond burned 12,400 acres last week, ...

  • Fire out on Gulf well that `snuffed itself out`

    A drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout in the Gulf of Mexico appears stable now that the fire is out, and there was no sign of any oil sheen on a fly-over Thursday morning, a rig company executive said. "The well essentially snuffed itself out," said Jim Noe, a vice president with the rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc., ...


    By Associated Press

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Huge fire in Gosport engulfs 200 scrap cars

    A scrap yard fire involving 200 cars and eight containers sent huge columns of black smoke into the air and witnesses heard loud explosions. The cause of the fire at Car Components Gosport at the Forton industrial park is being investigated. At about one o’clock on Sunday 65 fire fighters and fire engines from surrounding areas attended the incident. By late afternoon the incident had been ...

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

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