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Fireworks Explosion Leaves 1 Dead And 3 Injured

A fireworks explosion at the local high school in Comanche, Texas, a town with approximately 4,300 people about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, has left one dead and three seriously injured. Lt. Marcus Nettleton, a volunteer firefighter and the assigned public information officer for the incident, told the Los Angeles Times that the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 am …

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Florida Jail Explosion: 2 Dead, At Least 100 Injured

A fatal explosion is currently being investigated by the Escambia County Fire Marshal and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The incident reportedly took place at the Escambia County jail in Pensacola, Fla. at about 11:00 pm on Wednesday. The terrible blast apparently leveled the central booking facility at the location. After being described as simply an “explosion” early on …

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Wyoming Explosion Clears Out Town of 98

An explosion at a natural gas plant in Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of the town of Opal, population 98. Opal is situated roughly five miles from the Williams Gas Plant, which was shut down after an explosion occurred on-site at about 2 p.m. MDT Wednesday. Williams Gas Plant spokesperson Michele Swaner reported that there were no injuries in the …

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New York City Explosion: Two Confirmed Dead

“It’s a very active scene. It’s a very chaotic scene,” said Fire Department spokesman Michael Parrella as he attempted to describe the aftermath of an explosion that occurred in New York City this morning. The powerful explosion caused the collapse of a building located at East 114th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem. As of now there are two …

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East Harlem Building Collapse: 2 Dead, Many Injured

At 9:31 am EST, New York City firefighters responded to an explosion and building collapse at 1644-46 Park Avenue in East Harlem. Thus far, two people been reported dead, with at least 16 more suffering from injuries. Prior to the explosion, Con Edison, a New York City utility service, had received a call from a resident at 1652 Park Avenue …

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New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A spokeswoman for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) utility company said that workers arrived at the scene around …

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Pipeline Explosion Has Residents Without Heat In Extreme Cold

Residents in the Canadian province of Manitoba have been left without natural gas for heat, after a pipeline exploded on Saturday. The explosion sent a huge fireball into the night sky. The natural gas pipeline explosion cut heat to thousands of people who could be in for some extremely cold weather in the coming days. No injuries have yet been …

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Omaha Explosion Claims the Lives of Two Workers

An explosion at an Omaha, Neb., factory left two dead and ten hospitalized on Monday morning. Thirty-eight staff members were working at the International Nutrition animal-feeding plant when a sudden explosion knocked out the lights in the building. Authorities are clueless to what may have caused the incident but reported that witnesses saw the back wall of the building collapse. …

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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. Forget about frostbite and mittens; it might pretty much be curtains for civilization. That’s not really news, though. So, why …

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Minneapolis Explosion Injures 14 And Destroys Apartment Building

An explosion and fire in Minneapolis has injured 14 people and destroyed an apartment building and grocery store. The explosion happened around 8:00 in the morning, a time when many people were still sleeping. Witnesses reported seeing several people jumping or falling out of windows on the second floor of the building. Officials are still trying to determine if everyone …

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Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building

There was a New Year’s tragedy today when an early morning explosion resulted in a fire inside a three-story building containing apartments and a grocery store. There have been at least 14 reported injuries with 6 being in critical condition from the fire located within Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Some of the victims have been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. …

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Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13

At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, firefighters witnessed a roaring blaze on the second and third floors of the building and victims standing on the sidewalk …

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