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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 Leads To Evacuation

An explosion at the Williams Companies Inc plant in Opal, Wyoming has caused the natural gas-processing plant to shut down and the town of Opal to be evacuated. The blast occurred around 2 p.m., but the fire continued to burn into the evening. Opal is located about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. The residents of Opal were …

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Washington Plant Fire: 5 Workers Injured, 400 Evacuated

Monday morning at 8:20 am, a blast at Williams Northwest Pipeline facility on the Washington-Oregon border injured five workers, and caused some 400 people to evacuate from their homes nearby, as a mushroom cloud of dark black smoke shot up into the sky. It happened near the town of Plymouth, which sits along the Columbia River. The explosion sparked a …

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Kentucky Gas Line Explosion: Two Homes Destroyed

Early Thursday morning at 1:00 am, a natural gas line exploded in Adair County, Kentucky, catching three homes on fire, and sending two people to the hospital. The explosion was so intense it left a crater in the ground that was at least 60 feet deep, and 50 feet wide, according to Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Greg Thomas. Three …

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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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Wyoming Explosion of Gas Tanks Leaves 5 Injured

An explosion that occurred on Friday has left five gas field workers injured. The devastating incident took place at an Encana drilling site, located in the Pinedale, Wyoming. Authorities reported that the accident was caused by a welding procedure, which in turn, set off the explosion. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Department released a statement offering updated details on the condition …

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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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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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Opryland Hotel Explosion Forces Evacuation

The Opryland Hotel, which is now known as Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, was the location of a gas explosion late Tuesday night, forcing nearly 5,000 guests, including 4,500 individuals attending the National Sheriff’s Conference, to evacuate their rooms. According to Fox News, no injuries were reported at the scene. Guests were finally allowed to return to their beds …

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