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Firefighters called to Michigan factory explosion

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Firefighters from Grand Haven Public Safety in Michigan were called to the scene of a small electrical fire July 9. According to The Grand Haven Tribune, employees at Engine Power Components were evacuated after the facility's fire alarm system signaled flames from an explosion and resulting electrical fire.

The fire was located on the building's east side and erupted shortly before 11 a.m. One of the employees working at the factory said he heard an explosion in a nearby transformer.

The Muskegon Chronicle reported on the accident and said several fire departments in addition to Grand Haven Public Safety responded to the scene. First reports of the fire said that no one was injured in the blaze and the cause was not immediately known.

Molten metal cause of Amarillo fire
Crews from the Amarillo and Randall County fire departments in Texas responded to calls of a fire at Cooper Crouse-Hinds on Amarillo's south side, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. The fire at the electrical plant was reported around 8:15 p.m. July 8. Firefighters were able to contain the fire by 9:30 p.m.

Randall County Sheriff's Office spokesman Danny Alexander said molten metal was to blame for the fire after it burnt through hydraulic lines at the electrical plant. According to the source, no one was injured in the fire and the extent of the damage is still being determined.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures electrical and instrumentation products for harsh and hazardous environments, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.

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