Officials are investigating a fire at the PepsiCo Quaker Oats facility in Columbia Wednesday morning. Several employees called 911 around 6:25 a.m. to report a fire in a rice cake processing machine. They attempted to put the fire out with handheld extinguishers before evacuating the building.… Continue Reading »
A Gloucester firefighter sustained what the department termed a minor injury when crews responded to a fire within a freezer at the former Good Harbor seafood location within the Blackburn Industrial Park at around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.
A fire in the rendering section at Hormel Foods Corp. did minimal damage Thursday afternoon.
The Fremont Fire Department was called at about 3:45 p.m., and was on the scene for less than an hour. Lt. Doug Backens said some rendering grease caught fire, but the plant’s sprinkler system kept the fire in check.… Continue Reading »
Fire crews responded to a meat processing plant fire that was spotted by a bystander the night of July 12 to find the flames gone and just a little smoke. Firefighters credited the plant’s fire sprinkler system, which doused the fire that started near a cardboard box on the sixth floor.… Continue Reading »