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Firestone, CO House Explosion: 2 Dead, 2 Injured

An April 17 house explosion in Firestone, CO killed two people and injured two others. One of the survivors suffered severe burns and was airlifted to a hospital, the other was transported to the hospital by ambulance. #Breaking Remains of…

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Waterloo House Explosion Injures 2, Gas Leak Suspected

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Waterloo, Iowa, that injured two people on March 29, 2017.  Linda Bokmij, 39, and her daughter, Elizabeth, 9, were making dinner around 9:30 p.m. when, shortly after they turned on…

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Kettering House Explosion Injures 3, Gas Leak Suspected

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Kettering, OH that injured three people on March 27.  A fourth person inside the home, located in the 400 block of Pamela Sue Drive, was unharmed when the 11:45…

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House Explosion Injures 1 in Manassas, VA

A member of a work crew was severely injured in a house explosion in Manassas, VA on February 28. The home, located in the 11600 block of Kahns Road, was under construction and it is believed that the 6:50 a.m. explosion…

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Man Dies in Boiler Explosion in Revere, MA

A boiler explosion has killed a Revere, MA  man. Reyes Bertrand,  50, a husband and father of two,  died while checking on a boiler that had recently been malfunctioning. The explosion occurred just after 4:30 a.m. on February 15 in…

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Zavalla, TX Home Explosion Injures 2, Propane Leak Suspected

A house explosion in Zavalla, TX on January 17, 2017 seriously injured two people. Lyle and Elaine West were at their home, located at 279 Pleasure Drive, when something ignited a suspected propane leak setting off an explosion at about 6:15…

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Trailer Explosion Kills Baton Rouge Man

A Baton Rouge Man has died from injuries he sustained when his trailer exploded after he lit a cigarette. The explosion took place in the 2200 block of Park Circle around 2 a.m. on Sunday. Jason McNemar, 44, had been living…

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West Yellowstone Gas Explosion Injures 4

Four people in West Yellowstone, MT were injured in gas explosion at a mobile home on Tuesday morning.  A father and his three children, ages 2-13, were inside their home when it exploded shortly after 11:30 a.m. All of them…

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Propane Tank Suspected in Deadly Mandan House Explosion

A propane tank is suspected as the source of a deadly house explosion in Mandan, ND. Clyde and Elizabeth Howe and their daughter Elianna Vazquez, 17, were home at the time of the 12:14 a.m. blast on Wednesday. Elizabeth was pronounced dead at the…

2 Die in Newton County, MS House Explosion

Two people died when their home in Newton County, MS exploded around 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22.  The blast that killed Billy Ray Alexander, 81, and Janelle Alexander, 78, and leveled their single-story brick home, could be heard from miles…

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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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Port Clinton, OH House Explosion Injures 2

Two people were injured when a house in Port Clinton, Ohio exploded on Friday. The married couple who lived at the house, located in the 2600 block of East Harbor Road near state routes 163 and 53, was flown to…