Explosion and Fire
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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After Madison Township House Explosion, Gas Leaks Detected

Columbia Gas has detected gas leaks in the Madison Township, Ohio neighborhood where a house exploded on November 6 killing Shelly Williams and injuring Stewart Bell. State investigators said preliminary findings indicated that the deadly explosion was related to a…

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Madison Township, Ohio House Explosion: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

One person is dead and another is injured after a house explosion in Madison Township, Ohio early this morning. Shelly Williams, 54, and Stewart Bell, 59, both sustained severe burns in the explosion and were transported to OSU Wexner Medical Center…

Colorado Finds 428 Leaking Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings

At least, 428 Colorado oil and gas pipelines located near residential areas are leaking, according to a new report by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC). Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered a statewide review of pipelines within 1,000…

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Lincoln Natural Gas Explosion Injures 2, Damages 43 Homes

Natural gas is the suspected source of a massive house explosion in Lincoln, Nebraska that critically injured two people yesterday afternoon. The blast, which occurred near the intersection of 77th Street and Old Cheney Road around 4:30 p.m., was so powerful…

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Why the NTSB is Investigating the Minnehaha Academy Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined the investigation of a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis that killed two people and injured nine others yesterday. A rapid response team from the federal agency charged with determining…

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Manor Township House Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3

One person died and three others were injured after a massive gas explosion in Manor Township, Pennsylvania. The July 2 blast was so powerful that it leveled one home, damaged four others so badly that they were condemned and rendered…

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Westerville, OH Explosion Injures 3

Three people were injured in a June 18 explosion in the New Albany Village condominium complex in Westerville, OH. They suffered minor injuries and were able to walk out of the building. They were then taken to the hospital for…

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Marengo, IL House Explosion Injures 2, Damages 50 Homes

A massive house explosion in Marengo, IL injured two people, leveled two homes and damaged at least 48 others leaving 19 of them uninhabitable. The injured were taken to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock where they were treated for minor burns and released.…

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Man Suffers Burns, Other Injuries in Piscataway, NJ House Explosion

A man suffered burns and other injuries when his home exploded in the early morning hours of June 11. “He was charred and it looked like projectiles had hit him in the face,” a witness told ABC News. The blast…

Why You Don’t Always Smell Gas Before an Explosion

The rotten egg smell most of us associate with natural gas is an additive meant to function as a warning: If you smell it, there is a problem. But sometimes there’s a problem – a life-threatening one, when you don’t…

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Neighbors Grieve and Worry After Firestone House Explosion

Neighbors and friends gathered in Settlers Park yesterday to take part in a memorial for Mark Martinez and Joseph (Joey) William Irwin III who died in a Firestone, CO house explosion on April 17. The close-knit community has rallied to…