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BUA Cement fire results in loss of three lives

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The management of BUA Cement PLC at the weekend announced a fire incident that occurred at a diesel storage tank farm situated in the vicinity of one of its plants in Sokoto . The company in a statement signed by Sada Suleiman, assistant director of Admin Services, said the incident occurred while routine maintenance work was ongoing on one of the storage tanks by a third-party contractor. However, it explained that immediately the incident occurred, its emergency management and mit...

Fire at Cruz Azul’s Tula operations

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at Cruz Azul’s facility in Tula de Allende, Mexico, on Sunday morning. The flames were reportedly located at the company’s limestone conveyor belt. The fire was extinguished within two hours, but around 500m of the belt has been damaged. Operations are not expected to affected, while repair work will last between 15-20 days. 

Padeswood cement plant fire extinguished

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

At the start of this week, a fire broke out at Hanson's Padeswood cement works (HeidelbergCement group), UK. The plant manager said the fire at the Welsh cement plant has now been extinguished and an investigation into the cause will take place in due course. No statement on the cause of the fire has yet been made. David Quick, plant manager at the cement works, said: "I can confirm that firefighters from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have been in attendance at a fire – which has...

Fire at Mannersdorf cement works

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at Lafarge Zementwerke’s Mannersdorf cement plant in Austria at around 19h on Sunday, 7 June 2020. According to the company, the starting point was the fuel store and the fire spread to a conveyor system. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. Five people were working at the 1.1Mta plant, the largest in Austria, at the time and all were brought to safety. By 20.30h the fire had been brought under control and despite considerable damage, production in the plant re...

Fire put out at Cemex's Rugby cement plant

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Some 50 fire fighters and eight fire engines were called to Cemex's Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire, UK, at 2.15am on 5 November to put out a fire that had spread to four storeys of the 70m-high preheater tower. The blaze centred around a conveyor belt. A spokesman from Cemex said, "Cemex confirms there was a fire at the Rugby cement plant in the early hours of 5 November. We are grateful for the attendance of the fire service who brought the incident under control rapidly and limited t...

Jalabiyeh plant in Syria set on fire

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The international coalition has set fire to LafargeHolcim’s Jalabiyeh plant, just north of Aleppo near the Turkish border, Syria, to prevent the Syrian Arab army taking possession of the plant, according to Réseau Voltaire. "On Oct. 16, after all Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache, and reduce the facility's military usefulnes...

Loma Negra reports fire at L'Amalí plant

06 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has reported that a fire broke out in an auxiliary building of the second line at its L'Amalí plant, Olavarría, last Thursday night. The line is still under construction, however the cause of the incident is yet to be determined. The company has noted that no significant impacts are expected and the plant will operate normally to serve its customers, according to a press release.

Buzzi Unicem reports fire at Stockertown plant

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA reported a fire at its Hercules facility in Stockertown, Pennsylvania, last Friday night. Crews of firefighters from local departments were called to the scene and arrived to see flames on the third-floor platform of the preheater tower. The firefighters pulled water from a nearby creek to put out the fire, which was reportedly under control after two hours. The fire was contained to a kiln in-feed area and workers were able to resume production, despite six plant worke...

Fire breaks out at Dragon Products' Thomaston plant

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based Dragon Products Co has incurred damage to its plant in Thomaston, Maine, after a major fire broke out on Tuesday. According to Thomaston Fire Chief, Mikial Mazzeo, a mechanical failure in a building that pumps number 2 fuel to another area caused an oil leak. "The oil found an ignition source, ignited and came all the way back to the floor where the leak originated, and spread throughout the rest of the building," said Mr Mazzeo. After two hours, the fire was extinguished just bef...

Fire put out at Martinsburg plant

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Martinsburg cement plant in the USA called fire units after 15.51h yesterday after what was thought to have been an explosion on the site. The 167th National Guard along with fire engines from Martinsburg, South Berkley, Bedington, Baker Heights Washington County, and Black Creek Valley fought fires for more than two hours. The fire was under control by 18.44h, but officials did not leave the site until 20.05h. There were no reported injuries.