Commercial fires

A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 7:32 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital with many people trapped inside, but was largely brought under control in several hours, officials said. The fire was the latest in a city where flouted building regulations and safety norms...
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A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 7:02 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital and many people were feared trapped inside, witnesses and officials said. Fire officials said at least 19 firefighting units were working to douse the flames and rescue people inside the FR...
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A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 6:37 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital and many people were feared trapped inside, witnesses and an official said. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said at least 19 firefighting units were working to douse the...
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A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 6:34 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital and some people were feared trapped inside, witnesses and an official said. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said at least 19 firefighting units were working to douse the...
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In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. An official in the Fire Department control room says the fire had broken out in an office building in Bangladesh's capital, and some people are feared trapped inside. (AP Photo)
March 28, 2019 - 5:35 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in an office building in Bangladesh's capital and some people were feared trapped inside, witnesses and an official said. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said at least 19 firefighting units were working to douse the blaze and...
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March 28, 2019 - 5:17 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire has broken out in an office building in Bangladesh's capital, and some people are feared trapped inside. An official in the Fire Department control room, Ershad Hossain, says the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area caught fire Thursday afternoon. There was no immediate...
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In a Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, maritime traffic moves through the Houston Ship Chanel past the site of now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas. Air quality and water pollution from the fire's runoff, seen on the right, into the ship channel are some of the concerns in the aftermath of the blaze. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 3:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Houston Ship Channel has been reopened for daytime traffic after flammable chemicals from a nearby petrochemical storage facility seeped into one of America's busiest shipping lanes following a fire, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday. The previously closed portion of the...
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Emergency crews continue to douse what's left of the now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Deer Park. Fire crews extinguished the blaze at ITC about 3 a.m., Wednesday, almost four days after it started, which caused a plume of black smoke to linger over the Houston area. ITC officials said the cause of the fire is still unknown. EPA on-site coordinator Adam Adams said they have been in Deer Park since Sunday, conducting air monitoring at ground level and in the plume. Biggest concerns are "volatile organic chemicals" and particulates, Adams said. He added that no hazardous levels have been detected. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday ordered people to stay indoors for several hours after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a petrochemical storage facility outside of Houston where a fire sent a black pillar of smoke into the air for days. Firefighters on Wednesday...
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Emergency crews continue to douse what's left of the now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Deer Park. Fire crews extinguished the blaze at ITC about 3 a.m., Wednesday, almost four days after it started, which caused a plume of black smoke to linger over the Houston area. ITC officials said the cause of the fire is still unknown. EPA on-site coordinator Adam Adams said they have been in Deer Park since Sunday, conducting air monitoring at ground level and in the plume. Biggest concerns are "volatile organic chemicals" and particulates, Adams said. He added that no hazardous levels have been detected. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 12:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday warned people to stay indoors after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a scorched petrochemicals storage facility outside of Houston. Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished the blaze at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park,...
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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo talks about the air quality in east Harris County during a press conference at TranStar Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Houston. National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 12:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday warned people to stay indoors after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a scorched petrochemicals storage facility outside of Houston. Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished the blaze at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park,...
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