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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.

Fire breaks out at GCC Dacotah cement plant

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at the GCC Dacotah cement plant in Rapid City (SD), USA, early Tuesday morning but was quickly extinguished by the local Fire Department, reports Rapid City Journal. No injuries were reported and the plant did not sustain any significant damage. The fire originated from the building in which the coal was stored, therefore the fast response of the emergency services was essential. The company expects no disruption of plant activity and the plant's US$90m expansion project w...

UK: small fire at Cemex Rugby plant

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

A small fire broke out in the dust filtration system at Cemex's plant in Rugby, according to reports in the local press. Firefighters successfully extinguished the blaze, which occurred on Tuesday, 4 April. "No one was injured, everyone was safe, that’s the main thing. The emergency services attended which is standard procedure and the fire was brought under control," said Martin Casey, Cemex director of public affairs and communications. 

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant

22 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to several local news sources, approximately 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a conveyor belt fire at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Hagerstown, USA. It is unclear in which part of the facility the conveyor belt caught fire. No injuries resulted from the fire. Local Fire Department Deputy Chief, Adam Hopkins: "We had an overloaded conveyor belt catch fire and burn. The fire was difficult to access and required extensive work to access." The firefighters did not have ade...

Ethiopia: protesters start fires at Dangote plant

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A Dangote cement plant in the Ada Berga, Oromia region, was set alight by angry protesters on Tuesday. The protesters were angered by the death of at least 55 people in a stampede triggered by clashes between police and demonstrators at a religious festival held by the Oromo people on Sunday. Protesters claimed the stampede was a result of violence by the security forces, but the Prime Minister has denied that the security forces had opened fire. The government has declared three days of ...

United Kingdom: fire at Cemex’s South Ferriby plant

19 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s South Ferriby works in Lincolnshire was hit by fire on Sunday, according to reports in the local press. The fire, which began due to a fuel leak, spread to cables, pipework and a disused control room within the kiln room. In addition to damaging these areas, the remainder of the building suffered smoke damage. This is not the first disruption suffered by the 0.75Mta plant. In December 2013 the facility was put out of action by flood water from the Humber river.

Holcim's Siggenthal plant returns to service

28 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Siggenthal works in Switzerland has restarted its cement production with an activated carbon filter after the equipment was badly damaged in a fire in February. The fire was attributed to self-igniting coal dust, which first led to a smouldering fire on 16 February and then developed in an open fire, damaging the activated carbon filter. The repair and reconstruction of the 55m-high building took around five months and included preventative measures. The rebuilding has also seen t...