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Explosion and fire at Choteau apartment building

Apr. 20, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) — An explosion and a fire at an apartment building in the town of Choteau on Tuesday has displaced 24 residents, two of whom were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, Mayor Chris Hindoien said. The building, which had eight...

Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute

Apr. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The two Russian military agents believed to be behind a massive Czech depot explosion in 2014 likely targeted the ammunition, not the Czech Republic itself, the country's prime minister and prosecutor general said Monday. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said...

Police: Drug activity caused Albuquerque apartment explosion

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of manufacturing drugs in an Albuquerque apartment was injured in an explosion. Albuquerque police say the suspect was transferred to a burn unit in Texas on Sunday with critical injuries. ...

Marijuana growing equipment may have caused LA explosion

Apr. 12, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Equipment from a marijuana grow in a Los Angeles home's garage may have caused an explosion that shattered the structures, trapping one man in the debris and sending another to the hospital with critical burn injuries, authorities said Monday. More...

Michigan house explosion sends 8 people to hospitals

Apr. 12, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — An explosion possibly leaked to natural gas destroyed a house in southern Michigan on Monday and injured eight people, authorities said. All were taken to hospitals, though three were released. The explosion and fire occurred overnight in...

Explosion, fire in house garage displaces 4 people

Apr. 12, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A fire and explosion at the garage of a house displaced four people, but caused no injuries, authorities in Salem, New Hampshire, said. An explosion was heard at the home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters said. The structure caught on fire and...

Man charged in spate of explosions outside ex-friend's home

Apr. 10, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been charged with setting off explosives in another man's yard and sending letters to neighbors warning that he planned to continue doing it. James A. Pane, 50, of Rochester, is being held at least until a court hearing...

House blast injures 2, sending 1 to hospital; cause sought

Apr. 07, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a house explosion in northeast Philadelphia that sent one man to a hospital and prompted treatment of another at the scene. Police said the blast occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the...

Underground electrical explosions see Omaha hotel evacuated

Apr. 07, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Multiple explosions and a fire in an underground concrete electrical vault rocked downtown Omaha and forced the evacuation of a nearby hotel, but no injuries were reported. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday when a power transformer that sits...

Man sues Baltimore and BGE over August home gas explosion

Mar. 31, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who was seriously injured in a natural gas explosion in Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore Gas & Electric as well as the city. The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that the man claims both are responsible for the August explosion...