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Family: We Called Gas Company Twice Before Deadly Dallas House Explosion

In the weeks before the deadly Dallas house explosion that claimed the life of 12-year-old Linda “Michellita” Rogers, her family called the gas company twice about the smell of gas. The first time, Atmos Energy repaired a meter on the exterior of the…

Dallas House Explosion Leaves 1 Child Dead, Injures Four Others

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Dallas that has left one child dead and four other people injured. Dallas fire officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of the six-block area surrounding the house located in…

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South Nashville Halfway House Fire Kills 3, Injures 11

Three women were killed and 11 others were injured when an early morning fire broke out at Southwood Women’s House, a South Nashville halfway, house on February 14. Firefighters rescued everyone inside the home and transported them to Vanderbilt University Medical…

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Gas Explosion Injures Three at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Three people were injured in a gas explosion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this morning. One of the workers sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area trauma center. The men were private contractors who were transferring compressed natural gas south…

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One Killed, One Injured in Cherokee County, OK House Explosion

One person was killed and another severely injured when a house in Cherokee County, Oklahoma exploded February 2. The blast occurred just after 11:00 a.m. in the house located near the Green Leaf Nursery in the unincorporated community of Keys.…

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Man dies in Brentwood, Pennsylvania House Explosion, Fire

One person was killed in an explosion and fire in Brentwood, Pennsylvania on February 1. The body of Michael Festa, 56, was recovered by first responders outside the home, located at 24 Hillman St., by first responders who arrived around…

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Oklahoma Well Explosion Drilling Company Had Prior Fatal Accidents

Patterson-UTI, the company that was operating the Oklahoma gas well that exploded January 22 killing five people, has had prior fatal accidents. Over the last 10 years, 10 Patterson employees were killed in accidents at drilling sites in Colorado, New…

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Remains of 5 Workers Recovered After Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion

The remains of five men who were working on a gas rig that exploded January 22 in eastern Oklahoma’s Pittsburg County have been recovered. Killed in the blast were Roger Cunningham, 55, of Seminole, OK; Josh Ray, 35, of Fort…

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Kentucky Tugboat Explosion Kills 3, Injures 6

Three people were killed and six others were injured when an explosion occurred on a tugboat in drydock at First Marine Dry Dock Boat and Barge Repair in Calvert City, Kentucky on January 19. A flash fire followed the explosion which…

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5 Missing After Oklahoma Gas Well Explosion

Five people are missing after a gas well owned by Red Mountain Energy of Oklahoma City exploded in eastern Oklahoma’s Pittsburg County around 8:45 a.m. this morning. The platform, erected just three weeks ago, was being operated by Houston-based sub-contractor…

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Woman, 19, Identified as Victim of Fatal Fire in Alexandria, MN

A 19-year-old woman who died in a January 15 apartment fire in Alexandria, MN has been identified by authorities. Shandin Goodbird of Alexandria was the only resident of the four-unit building located at 410 Fillmore Street who did not escape the…

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Heating Sources a Common Source of Home Fires, Deaths

Heating equipment is a leading cause of residential fires and fire deaths, according to a recent study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The report, which looked at fires that occurred in one-family homes, two-family homes, apartments and other…