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Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

Aug 11, 2015

Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

A fire broke out at a Massachusetts sand and gravel facility Tuesday, and the firefighters on the scene put to use some of the heavy equipment that's usually moving aggregates instead of burning debris. According to Patch.com, the fire started early Tuesday ...

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Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

Jul 20, 2015

Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

A fire at a quarry in Wisconsin caused several explosions that could be heard miles away and damaged at least a front-end loader at the facility. According to The Daily Globe, a fire of unknown origin started early on July 4 at ...

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Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Jul 06, 2015

Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Firework-caused fires are an unfortunate side effect of the frenzy surrounding the Fourth of July, and quarries aren't exempt. A quarry in Helena, Montana, caught fire last week after a group of "youths" were setting off fireworks in the area, according ...

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Firefighters put out tunnel fire at Maine gravel pit

Apr 03, 2015

Tuesday afternoon, March 31, firefighters put out a fire in a tunnel beneath a stockpile of gravel at Harry C. Crooker & Sons in Topsham, Maine. Bangor Daily News reports that Topsham Fire Chief Brian Stockdale says firefighters arrived shortly ...

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Firefighters rushed to quarry in N.C.

Jul 21, 2014

Firefighters rushed to quarry in N.C.

Firefighters rushed to a quarry in North Carolina after heavy black smoke was seen in the area. A large hydraulic drilling machine overheated and caught on fire. Flames quickly got out of control. The machine was 200 feet down at the bottom ...

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Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

Feb 03, 2014

Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

A fire that started at an Connecticut quarry last week caused an evacuation of the area. The fire at Stony Creek Quarry, which supplies granite for landmarks, prompted officials to evacuate “several hundred people within a mile” of the quarry, the ...

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California firefighters battle two-hour blaze at Cemex plant

Jan 17, 2014

California firefighters battle two-hour blaze at Cemex plant

Apple Valley, California, firefighters fought a hydraulic fluid fire Tuesday at the Cemex Black Mountain Quarry plant, the Daily Press reports. Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District (AVFPD) battled the blaze, which was confined to one room in the ...

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Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

Nov 12, 2013

Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

A diesel tank exploded Monday at a sand and gravel operation in Loveland, Colorado, injuring two workers, Denver’s ABC 7 News reports. The two men were welding the tank at Jake Kauffman & Son Inc. when it exploded. The tank contained ...

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Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

Sep 02, 2013

Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

A 40-acre fire at Fish Canyon in Los Angeles, California, drew about 150 firefighters on Tuesday, according to a report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The fire occurred just east of a Vulcan Materials rock quarry. It started around 2:53 ...

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California firefighters respond to quarry blaze

Jun 18, 2013

California firefighters respond to quarry blaze

Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to a quarry fire in Apple Valley, California, earlier this month, according to a report from The Daily Press. The fire started around 12:50 p.m. on June 8 at the Black Mountain ...

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Truck catches fire at Illinois quarry, causes no injuries

May 27, 2013

Truck catches fire at Illinois quarry, causes no injuries

A truck at Tuscola Stone quarry in Tuscola, Illinois, caught fire Wednesday morning, The News Gazette reported. No one was reported injured. At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Firefighters from Arcola, Broadlands-Longview, Camargo, Tuscola and Villa Grove reported to a truck fire call ...

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