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us_la Fire at La. chemical warehouse forces
Fire at La. chemical
warehouse forces evacuations
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. =97 A huge fire broke out at a
chemical warehouse Tuesday in southeastern Louisiana, forcing the
evacuation of about 20 nearby residents and pulling in about 100
firefighters, authorities said.
An explosion inside the Coco
Resources warehouse triggered the fire about 2 p.m., said State Fire
Marshal Butch Browning. Over the next two hours, other barrels of
chemicals exploded and smoke could be seen as far away as Baton Rouge,
about 20 miles away.
Lt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman, said troopers
had examined a list of materials kept at the warehouse and found them to
be a "gumbo" of chemicals, mostly in 55-gallon drums.
us_sc: Accident causes gasoline spill at Florence
FLORENCE =97 About 50
gallons of gasoline spilled after a filler elbow attached to a hose from
a gasoline tanker was broken off at a Florence gasoline station late
An engine from Florence Fire
Station 4 was called about 11:45 a.m. to Breaker=92s at West Hoffmeyer
Road and West Evans Street.
tanker belonging to B-Line Trucking out of Greenville was filling up, a
car backed over the elbow, breaking it off. Officials said the driver of
the tanker shut off the gasoline right away using the emergency shut-off
Austalia: Comcare investigates lab
The federal occupational
health and safety inspector, Comcare, is investigating an explosion in
an Australian National University chemistry laboratory on Tuesday night
when a student's experiment went wrong.
The explosion in the university's chemistry building
prompted the evacuation of about 200 people just before
A spokeswoman for the university said a third-year
chemistry student had been discharged from hospital later that night
after receiving three stitches to her arm and minor burns to her
The explosion occurred while the student was disposing
of a chemistry experiment that had been completed, but due to the
ongoing investigation the spokeswoman could not
ACT Fire Brigade district officer Jim Schlizio said
the student had been working inside a fume cupboard when the explosion
She went to dispose of her experiment when the
chemicals involved combined with waste material from another experiment,
causing the blast.