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One Dead in Whitman, WV House Explosion

A Logan County, WV man was killed in an explosion at his home on January 10. First responders were called to the scene in the 4100 block of Whitman Creek Road in Whitman at 2:45 p.m. They arrived within 10…

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Alexandria Couple Dies in Minnesota’s First Fatal Fire of 2018

A couple died when a fire engulfed their mobile home in Alexandria, MN early this morning. Firefighters were called to the home, located in the Viking City mobile home park just before 5 a.m. and rescued Rose Marie Couillard, 59,…

After Deadly Bronx Fire, a Search for Solace, Answers

One week after a fire ripped through a Bronx apartment building killing 12 people and injuring four others, families, friends and neighbors of the victims are left with questions and grief. The December 28 fire in the 100-year old building,…

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Bronx Apartment Fire Injures 23, Days After Deadly Blaze

Twenty-three people were injured, four of them critically, when fire swept through a four-story Bronx apartment building early this morning. More than 200 firefighters battled the seven-alarm fire at 1547 Commonwealth Ave which began in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30…

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Defective Smoke Detector in Bronx Apartment Where Fire Killed 12

Twelve people were killed and four were critically injured when a fire tore through a 100-year old Bronx apartment building on December 28. City records show the building, which was built before fireproof construction standards, had an open violation for…

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Couple Dies, 2 Children Injured in Hibbing House Fire

Two people died and two children were injured when a house in Hibbing, MN caught fire in the early morning hours of December 26. Five people were inside the home located in the 200 block of 42nd Street E. when the…

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Phoenix House Explosion: 1 Dead, I Injured

One person is dead and another is critically injured after a December 21 Phoenix house explosion. Firefighters, who were called to the scene near 11th Avenue and Fillmore Street just before 10 a.m., found the house fully engulfed. LIVE: BALL…

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Baltimore House Fire Kills Mother and Two Children

There have been a record number of fire deaths and fatal fires in Baltimore this year, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. It’s been five years since the city has endured more fatal fires in one year than…

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Didion Milling to Protest OSHA Fines for Fatal Explosion

Didion Milling Inc. of Cambria, WI will protest some of the $1.8 million in OSHA fines stemming from a May 2017 explosion that killed five employees and injured 12 others, the company said in a short statement released December 8.…

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Huntington, IN House Explosion Injures 1

One man was injured in a house explosion and fire in Huntington, IN in the early morning hours of December 7. Huntington is about 40 minutes southwest of Fort Wayne. Firefighters who were called to the scene around 6 a.m.…

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Baltimore Highlands House Explosion Injures 1

One man was injured when a house in the Baltimore Highlands area exploded and caught fire December 4. Firefighters were called to the scene in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. around 2:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found the…

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Lawsuit Filed against Swagelok for Woman Severely Burned in McNeilus Plant Explosion

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have filed a lawsuit against Swagelok Company, an Ohio parts manufacturing firm, on behalf of Eemou See and Sing See, her husband. Ms. See was severely burned in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck…