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Fire in Maryland Police Data Center Shuts Down Operation

Jan 10, 2017 8:25:00 AM Posted by Zach Nelson

Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2015 and the picture shown is not from the actual event.

Early on December 26, 2014, while a routine IT maintenance check was being performed at the Maryland State Police headquarters data center, the main power source was switched to the emergency generator. During that time, a small fire in the generator room caused the fire sprinklers to activate which caused the generator to shut down.

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Toronto Garbage Bin Fire Causes $200,000 Worth of Damage to Warehouse

Dec 21, 2016 8:46:00 AM Posted by Zach Nelson

Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2015 and the picture shown is not from the actual event.

On the evening of March 11, 2015 a large garbage bin near the rear of a Metro food distribution center in Toronto was seen sending black plumes of billowing smoke into the air. When fire crews arrive they found smoke and visible flames, which caused them to raise the alarm classification from 1 to 2.

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Total Loss of Building Due to Fire at GE Plant in Louisville

Nov 8, 2016 9:01:00 AM Posted by Zach Nelson

Editor's note: This article was originally published 2015 and the picture shown is not from the actual event.

A fire erupted in the early hours of April 3, 2015 at General Electric’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Fire investigators have reported that the cause of this fire, while "undetermined," it was likely that the spark was created by an electrical short or from lightning seen in the area earlier that day. In addition, they blamed outdated fire protection systems for allowing the fire to continue growing exponentially. No one was injured in the fire that required about 200 firefighters to initially show up. It took crews about 3 days to finnish putting out all the remnants of the blaze.

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