Hazmat

Britain Train Fire

Freight Train Carrying Diesel Catches Fire, Derails in UK

About 300 people in Wales had to be evacuated after a freight train carrying large amounts of diesel caught fire and derailed, British Transport Police said Thursday.
Damage in the aftermath of devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Ammonium Nitrate Explosions: Common Factors in Major Disasters

In light of the recent devastation caused by an ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, George H. Potter takes a look at similar incidents from the past and lessons learned.
The aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore

Death Toll Rises in Baltimore Natural Gas Blast

Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore.
Still from CSB video on West, Texas, explosion

CSB Issues Statement on Massive Beirut Explosion

The same hazardous chemical that was involved in the explosion in Beirut also caused a deadly 2013 blast in West, Texas.
Paterson fire apparatus

Hazmat Call at NJ Fire Scene Uncovers Clandestine Drug Lab; Firefighters Injured

Four Paterson (NJ) firefighters were hospitalized following a fire that lead to the discovery of a clandestine drug operation, according to reports.
Devastation after Beirut blast

Beirut Residents Confront Devastation After Deadly Blast

A massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble.
Helicopter at Beirut blast site

Fireworks, Ammonium Nitrate Likely Fueled Beirut Explosion

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest.
Houston Fire Department

Houston (TX) Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Houston (TX) firefighters responded Friday to a warehouse fire that went to three alarms and caught fire to a truck, according to reports.
Explosion site in Surprise, Arizona

UL FSRI Unveils New Report Investigating Near-Miss Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released a report detailing a deflagration incident at a 2.16 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) facility in Surprise, Arizona.
Fire at Iran nuke site

Fire Damages Building at Iran Nuclear Enrichment Site

A fire broke out early Thursday at a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.