Okla. =97 Firefighters believe that chemical fumes created during
remodeling of a Miami home may have caused a flash fire early Wednesday
that damaged a portion of the unoccupied house.
Fire Department responded at 12:39 a.m. to 1910 G St. N.W. and found a
smoldering fire in a bathroom at the back of the single-story
Fire Capt. Robert Wright said no one was home at the
time, and no injuries were reported. Wright said the fire had extended
slightly into the attic before firefighters arrived.
of the residence, Butch Crockett, told firefighters that he had been
using a chemical to remove caulking and glue in the bathroom as part of
remodeling the house and was using some candles to help mask the
Wright said it appeared that fumes had caused a flash
fire that turned into a smoldering blaze because of a lack of oxygen in
Hazmat crews in Rutherford
County were at the scene of a chemical spill Friday at the site of a
closed business. Authorities are now looking into whether someone was
using the site as a dumping ground for chemicals.
Images: Chemical Spill Investigated At Closed Business
| Video: Hazmat Crews Called To La Vergne Chemical
On Friday morning, a La
Vergne police officer saw a person -- who said he's the brother of the
owner -- loading 55-gallon barrels into the back of a pickup truck at
162 Jefferson Pike, the former location of Pipe Dreams Inc. Police were
in the area because of some recent thefts.
The officer noticed a strong smell and called the
city's fire department.
crews were immediately sent out to the area, where they discovered the
chemicals, possibly including acetone, were flammable and were poured
onto the ground behind the business and extended about 40 yards to the
side of the railroad tracks. CSX Railroad has been notified of the
"We came out and was able to
define a specific area that may be contaminated by an unknown product,"
said Tim Hooker of the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency.
"Some may be acetone, which is indicated on the 55-gallon
A hazardous materials
incident at Alberni District Secondary School required the assistance of
the Port Alberni fire department.
Fire personnel responded to
the high school at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.
arrival firemen found that a small amount of mercury had spilled in a
second floor science lab.
=93Some students were using an instrument when a small
amount of mercury released from it,=94 , assistant fire chief Chris
School staff quickly evacuated students from the room
then sealed it off and ventilated it.
WORKERS HAD to be evacuated from a factory in Co Clare
early yesterday after 250 litres of sulphuric acid were accidentally
spilled inside the plant.
The alarm was raised at about 6.30am when staff
reported the spill in a storage area at the rear of an Essilor Ireland
plant on the outskirts of Ennis.
The company, known as
Organic Lens Manufacturing, produces ophthalmic corrective lenses and is
located in the Gort Road industrial estate where it employs more than
About 50 staff were working at the time and they were
quickly evacuated to emergency meeting points outside the plant where
management carried out a roll call to ensure that everyone was accounted
for. The company=92s emergency response team was deployed pending
arrival of the emergency services.
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have suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a chemical
factory in the Westmead area of Pinetown.
It's thought the fire started at the factory on the
corner of Alexander and Clarke Roads just before 9am today.
cause of the blaze is unknown, firefighters have managed to extinguish
the flames and are still on scene dampening down the building.
arrived on scene, all workers from the factory already had been
evacuated. We set up a triage area to examine all the workers," said
ER24's Derrick Banks.
person is in hospital and four other workers at Imperial are being
treated on site for chemical burns after a hazardous materials leak at
Sarnia deputy fire chief Joe Bondy said a power outage
caused the leak. Five workers were exposed to an unknown chemical
compound. Their condition is not known at this time.
clear was issued at 11:15 a.m.
"Four are being look at in
the plant, because they have the facilities there," he said. "I know one
is being taken by ambulance to the hospital. Depending on the severity
of the people (at the plant) they may or may not be
Imperial Oil spokesperson Jon Harding said the
incident occurred at 9:58 a.m. Excess flaring and odours may be
noticeable, he said.
Bondy said workers took immediate steps to fix the
leak and it's believed that it has been contained. The fire service is
currently conducting air monitoring onsite.
CASEYVILLE =95 Ink from a printer mixed with chlorine
Wednesday afternoon at a nonhazardous waste company, causing a small
chemical explosion and shutting down a street for several
hours, French Village fire officials said Wednesday
Assistant Chief Brian
Halwachs said no one was hurt in the explosion, which sent white smoke
billowing from the top of Illini Environmental Inc. at 8895 California
Drive, off Highway 157 near St. Clair Avenue. St. Clair County HAZMAT
officials deemed the area safe from further chemical reaction and the
road was reopened late Wednesday evening.
Halwachs said the Illinois Environmental Protection
Agency, which sent a mediation team into the building, has taken over
the investigation into how the chemical reaction
A passer-by called 911
around 4:30 p.m. saying smoke was coming from the building. A second
call, from Illini Evironmental officials, was for a chemical spill.
French Village fire officials called for the St. Clair County HAZMAT
team to investigate. Fairview fire Deputy Chief Bruce Green said the
material safety data sheets on the container said they were
COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Five individuals have been charged in two separate
Shelby County meth lab busts which occurred during a 24 hour time frame
After responding to a chemical explosion at a
Montevallo home Feb. 18, the Shelby County Sherriff's Office and fire
department personnel continued to investigate the cause of the
Officials entered the residence with protective
equipment and identified chemicals inside the home as ones used to
produce methamphetamine. Two of the people inside the home at the time
of the explosion were taken to the hospital for injuries from the fire
and another person fled the scene before deputies
"Using methamphetamine is dangerous. Making
methamphetamine is even more dangerous. Put the two together and
tragedy is close behind," said Lieutenant Chris George, commander of the
drug task force.
As a result of that investigation, Tracey Edward
Boothe, 41, of Montevallo, Jerime Wayne Dunnaway, 39 of Montevallo, and
Tommy Rodger Carden, 45, of Alabaster were charged with unlawful
manufacturing of a controlled substance of the first degree.
Boothe and Dunnaway are currently being held in the Shelby County jail
with bonds of $500,000 each.
A grenade found at waste management facility on the
Far South Side prompted a hazardous materials situation Thursday
morning. Emergency personnel remained on the scene as of 7:20
Emergency crews responded to 13707 S. Jeffery Blvd.
for a Level I HazMat alarm called about 6 a.m., according to Fire Media
Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.
A recycling and waste
management facility are located at that address, according to a web
Technicians from the Police Bomb & Arson Unit
are on their way to the scene, according to a police sergeant, who said
a smoke grenade was discovered at the waste management
The explosive apparently was brought into the facility
in one of their waste loads, the sergeant said.
INDEPENDENCE, Pa. (AP) -- An explosion and fire at a
gas well injured three workers Wednesday night, authorities
The blast, at the Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Powers
site in Avella, was reported at about 6:20 p.m., Washington County
emergency officials said.
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were transferring water used in a gas-extraction process called
hydraulic fracturing, and several of the natural gas liquids storage
tanks caught fire, said Katy Gresh, a spokeswoman for the Department of
Environmental Protection's southwest region.
Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass
Suspect Allegedly Purchased
Bomb Materials and Researched U.S. Targets
WASHINGTON - Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen
of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late
yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of
a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of
chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device
(IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.
The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was
unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David
Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks,
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert E. Casey
Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas Field
Aldawsari is expected to
make his initial appearance in federal court in Lubbock at 9:00 a.m. on
Friday morning. Aldawsari, who was lawfully admitted into the
United States in 2008 on a student visa and is enrolled at South Plains
College near Lubbock, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a
$250,000 fine if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass
FOR the second time in three days a Hazmat crew has
responded to a chemical spill on the Coffs Coast.
Harbour fire crew and hazardous materials unit were called to the
Country Energy Field Service Station on Thompsons Road yesterday to
clean up a sulphur spill.
They responded at 1pm after two 24 kilogram bags of
common sulphur were inadvertently punctured by a
Coffs Harbour Fire Station senior officer Mark Rose
said no one was evacuated because the spill occurred in an isolated
area, with no one but the forklift operator around.
forklift worker was lightly contaminated but we decontaminated him and
cordoned the area off and staff were instructed to stay clear until it
was cleaned up,=94 Mr Rose said.
(KMOV)-- Crews were called to the scene of a hazmat
situation on California Drive at Highway 157 in St. Clair
Fairview Heights Fire
Department confirmed the hazmat incident was at Illini Environmental
The company owner said
employees were mixing 2 drums of chlorine bath tablets (toilet bowl
cleaner) with latext paint to prepare them for shipment to a landfill
when they gave off a lot of vapor. The white smoke/chemical cloud
was so thick that it was first thought to be a fire.
An employee called police to report a chemical spill
but a passerby called 911 and reported a fire.
The owner said the smoke shouldn't be hazardous but as
a precaution the business was evacuated and residents in two nearby
homes were told to shelter in place, stay in home with windows shut and
ac/heat turned off.
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