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Explosion from Gas Leak in Canton, IL: 1 Dead, 11 injured

Four Ameren employees were working to repair a gas leak in Canton, IL  on Wednesday when an explosion occurred at 5:45 p.m. killing one of them and injuring 11 other people. Police confirmed that the name of the Ameren employee who…

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Donna, TX Man Suffers Severe Burns from Water Heater Explosion

A man from Donna, TX was hospitalized for treatment of burns he received when a water heater at his home exploded on Sunday. His brother told KRGV News that the victim, who was taken to a San Antonio hospital by…

Aging Network Poses Risks, Pipeline Explosion Lawyer Says

The advanced age of America’s petroleum and hazardous materials pipeline network poses huge risks for crews who work on the pipelines, citizens who live near them and the environment that surrounds them, according to Fred Pritzker, a pipeline explosion lawyer.…

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Dudley’s Cajun Café Owner Recovering From Propane Flash Fire Burns

Dudley Lang, owner of Dudley’s Cajun Café in Longview, TX, is recuperating from second and third-degree burns he sustained in a flash fire from a propane tank. Lang was injured while working in the restaurant’s catering trailer when a propane…

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1 Dead, 13 Injured in 6-Alarm Apartment Fire in NYC

One person died and 13 people were injured in a massive apartment fire on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Thursday morning. More than 200 firefighters responded to the fire that began just before 3:30 a.m. at 324 East 93rd Street in the…

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Couple Dies, Son Seriously Injured in Sarasota, FL House Fire

A 68-year-old couple died and their son was severely injured in a house fire in Sarasota, FL on Wednesday. Mike Cook, a neighbor who lives across the street, reported the fire at 2:56 p.m. after he saw flames coming from the…

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2 Die, 2 Injured in Bellevue, WA Condo Fire

Two people died and two were hospitalized after a fire ripped through The Chimneys condominium building in Bellevue, WA on Monday night. The three-story, 20-unit building, located blocks south of Bellevue Square on 100th Avenue Northeast, did not have a sprinkler…

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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Panton, VT House Fire

One person died and two others were injured in a Panton, VT house fire early Monday morning. Investigators are trying to determine the source of the deadly fire that claimed the life of Muriel Neel, 63, and injured her husband Harold Neel, 68,…

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Woman Suffers Severe Burns from House Explosion in Beverly, KS

A 57-year-old woman from rural Beverly, KS was hospitalized Wednesday after she suffered severe burns in a house explosion.  Authorities suspect there may have been a natural gas leak at the single-story home located at 647 N. 290th. The explosion,…

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2 Airlifted to Hospital After Clintonville, WI Fire

Two people who were injured in a Clintonville, WI fire were airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital Wednesday night. The fire, at 49 S. Main Street, broke out just before 8:20 p.m. when fire crews were called to the two-story building…

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Gas Leak Explosion Levels Portland Bagelworks, Injures Eight

Eight people were injured in a gas leak explosion that leveled a bagel shop in Northwest Portland Wednesday morning. The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. after a contractor working at a construction site near the intersection of NW 23rd Avenue…

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Possible Explosives Involved in Fire That Injured 2 in Chula Vista, CA

An apartment fire that injured at least two people in Chula Vista, CA may have been started by a man making explosives, according to authorities.  The fire began in a second-floor unit just after 2 p.m.  on Monday at the Seawind Apartments…