All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘explosion’

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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Kenyan Bus Explosion: Attacks Continue Saturday

A mini bus and nearby cars in Nairobi, Kenya were left in pieces today after an unconfirmed explosive device exploded inside of the traveling mini bus. Reuters tells us that four people were killed while 36 were left wounded in the fourth Kenyan attack this week. The sudden blast turned car parts into shrapnel to quickly transform a normal day …

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Chicago Plant Explosion – Two People Injured

At least two people were injured when a petrochemical plant exploded in Alsip, Illinois on Friday. The blast and subsequent fire could be heard and seen for miles. The explosion occurred at the Blue Island Phenol plant in Blue Island, about 20 miles south of Chicago, according to WGN television. A chemical leak was what led to the explosion and …

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Explosion In North Hollywood Wakes Neighborhood

A pickup truck parked behind a house in North Hollywood was the recent scene for an explosion. The sound from the explosion was heard sometime between 12:25 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. at the location of 11318 Miranda Street, according to Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike Kammert. The sound woke residents in the neighborhood while the force blew out nearby windows. …

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UC Berkeley Explosion Leaves 4 with Minor Burns

The LA Times reported yesterday that an explosion devastated UC Berkeley’s campus, sending four to the hospital with burns. The main campus was evacuated as a precaution. “It was dark. It was pretty scary. We just wanted to get out of there,” one student, sophomore Jesse Kay, said. Another student, 19-year-old Jay Reddy, was in electrical engineering class when the …

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White House Firecracker Exploded In North Lawn

Sometimes a prank can go too far. A firecracker exploded in the north lawn of the White House around the same time as when the tragic Navy Yard shooting happened on Monday, September 16, 2013, which has led authorities to question the potential connection between the two events. While the exact reason behind the firing is not known, the man …

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Riverside Explosion Destroys House in California

(image) On Friday at 4:18AM, the fire station in the Southern California city of Riverside got a call about an explosion that leveled a house and shook the earth on Cochise Drive. The irruption was so powerful that it ended up igniting another home and damaging another. Fortunately, no one was injured from the blast, despite neighbors getting a rude …

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Submarine Explosion In Mumbai Leaves 18 Sailors Missing

Rescue divers are continuing efforts to find survivors of an explosion aboard an Indian submarine in Mumbai, despite the increasing odds that none of the eighteen crew members will be found alive. Near midnight Tuesday night the ship – the INS Sindhurakshak – suffered an explosion that. According to officials, the explosion appears to have damaged the forward torpedo tubes, …

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Philadelphia Explosion Destroys 3 Homes, Injures 8

An explosion in Philadelphia today destroyed three homes and sent at least eight people to the hospital, at least one in critical condition. The explosion happened in a row home in south Philadelphia at around 11 AM. Authorities say that the home was being renovated and the construction was taking place with a permit. A statement from the city says …

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Corpus Christi Explosion Leaves Three Injured

A gas leak may be the cause of an explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas that left two people critically injured and a third with minor injuries. Firefighters responded to the explosion, on the 4800 block of Holmes Drive, Friday morning around 5:30 am. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters witnessed flames coming from the center of the home and saw …

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Runaway Train Explodes in Canada, Evacuating Town

According to a report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail, a driver-less, runaway train carrying crude oil tankers rolled into the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, exploded like a bomb, and flattened the entire historic district of that town. At least 30 buildings were destroyed, including a packed bar. Survivors say that whether a person lived or died through the explosion all …

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Donaldsonville Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Injured

An explosion at a plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana yesterday left one person dead and seven more injured, according to local authorities. The explosion occurred at the CF Industries Nitrogen Complex. The explosion appeared to have been caused by a ruptured liquid nitrogen vessel. The plant’s general manager, Lou Frey, said that the section of the plant where the vessel ruptured …

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Westminster Explosion Injures Two, Destroys Houses

An explosion in Westminster, Colorado on Thursday left two people injured and destroyed several houses. Westminster is a suburb located just north of Denver. According to the Westminster Fire Department, the explosion occurred at around 11:30 am. The surrounding block was evacuated due to concerns that another explosion could follow. According to the Denver Post, the explosion is thought to …

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Geismar Explosion: Fatality Report Comes In

At least one person is dead and more than sixty were injured early this morning after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana. 30 people were taken to nearby hospitals, some of whom had to be airlifted. Authorities are assessing the damage and investigating the cause today, as well as trying to contain the area. It’s not known …

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Airport Explosion: Atlanta International Evacuated

An explosion at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta caused portions of the building to be evacuated on Tuesday. An electrical explosion occurred in a maintenance shed near gate D21 at around 8:40 am. No one was injured in blast. According to a Reuters report, the explosion caused only “minor” damage. The blast cut off power in airport Concourse D, …

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Nyack College Explosion Injures 7

An apparent gas explosion has injured seven people at a Christian college in Nyack, New York. According to a WCBS report, the explosion occurred today just before noon at Nyack College. The blast caused significant damage to the school building, including shattered windows and doors. Authorities are currently working under the assumption that the explosion was caused by leaking gas, …

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Disneyland’s Toontown Evacuated After Apparent Dry Ice Explosion

While details are still coming in, reports reveal an explosion at Disneyland’s Toontown has caused the attraction to be evacuated. The Anaheim Police Department were part of the first responders, and based on their observations, the explosion was caused by placing dry ice in plastic bottle. Apparently, a bomb squad from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department continued the investigation. As …

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Carnival Ship Evacuated After Explosion

A Carnival cruise ship had to be evacuated after two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama exploded late Wednesday night. Officials say three people were seriously injured in the blast and are in critical condition. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, but say it’s likely that a cleaning crew caused a spark which ignited. The cruise …

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Boston Marathon: Explosions Rock the Finish Line; Injuries, Deaths Reported

(Image courtesy Dan Lampariello) [UPDATE 5:] It is now being reported that three people, including an 8-year-old boy, have died. Over 150 people were injured in the blasts. [UPDATE 4:] Boston Police have stated that the explosion at the JFK Presidential Library was fire-related. [UPDATE 3:] A third explosion at the JFK Presidential Library is being treated by Boston police …

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