Category Archives: Food Processing

Henrico, VA – Fire at Nabisco plant contained with help from sprinkler system

Henrico fire officials say a small fire forced the evacuation of the Nabisco plant on Laburnum Avenue on Friday morning.  The fire appears to have been contained by sprinklers.  Fire officials say there is some water damage, and firefighters are working to turn off all the sprinkler and clear out the water. Continue Reading »

Cedar Rapids, IA – Fire at food processing plant controlled with help from sprinkler system; No injuries

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded Friday night to a dryer fire in an Ingredion facility building at 1001 First St. SW. According to a media release from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, the call from Ingredion plant personnel about a fire in an idle dryer was received at 5:50 p.m.Continue Reading »

Russell, KS – Grain dust fire at gluten plant extinguished with help from sprinkler system

A minor explosion and small fire occurred early Wednesday afternoon at White Energy’s gluten plant in Russell.  Russell City Firefighters responded to the fire at about 12:45 PM Wednesday. The Russell Police Department also responded for traffic control.  According to Fire Chief Shane Preston, the blaze was mostly extinguished by the facility’s sprinkler system, but firefighters had to put out a few hot embers.Continue Reading »

Madison Heights, MI – Fire at snack food manufacturer contained by quick response of sprinkler system and firefighters

The Kar’s Nuts factory in Madison Heights had to close Sept. 15 when a fire broke out in the middle of the plant, but the fire was contained thanks to working sprinklers and a quick response by area fire departments.

Around 60 workers had to evacuate the facilities on 14 Mile Road, between John R and Dequindre roads.Continue Reading »

Unalaska, AK – Sprinkler system puts out fire caused by explosion at seafood processing plant

A Dutch Harbor seafood processing plant was severely damaged by an explosion Monday evening a public safety official said was likely caused by the ignition of fine fish-meal dust, though the incident remained under investigation Wednesday.

Mike Holman, director of Unalaska’s Department of Public Safety, said the blast — first reported by public radio station KUCB — occurred inside the Westward Seafoods plant on Captains Bay Road at about 6:45 p.m.Continue Reading »

Fairfield, OH – Potentially catastrophic fire at food processing facility averted with help from sprinkler system

A small fire broke out in a room used for Koch Foods’ deep frying process, and while the Fairfield fire chief said minimal damage was caused, it could have been worse. Emergency crews were dispatched around 4 p.m. Monday for a reported fire at the food manufacturer at 4100 Port Union Road.Continue Reading »