Latest Building explosions News

West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

Alabama man becomes second to die from oxygen tank explosion

Nov. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man critically injured in an explosion last week has died. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service tells Al.com that 53-year-old Larry Bush died Friday. Bush succumbed to injuries from a blast Tuesday in Birmingham's East Lake neighborhood, which also claimed the life of...

3 Italian firefighters killed in building explosion

Nov. 5, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Three Italian firefighters were killed early Tuesday in a building explosion that appears to have been deliberate in the northwestern region of Piedmont. Sky TG24 reported that the firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in an unoccupied farm building in Alessandria province...

FBI probing fatal explosion in metro Atlanta

Nov. 4, 2019 5:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents are collecting evidence after an explosion killed a man at an apartment building in metro Atlanta. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson says in a statement there is no indication the blast Sunday was linked to terrorism. But he says investigators have determined that some sort of...

Man who helped people escape building explosion improving

Nov. 4, 2019 4:09 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The condition of a building supervisor credited with getting people to safety before a deadly explosion in Maine has been upgraded from serious to fair. Larry Lord was seriously hurt weeks ago in a propane explosion at LEAP Inc. in Farmington. The Sun Journal reports his condition...

3 people detained in connection with Swedish explosion

Nov. 2, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have detained three people in connection with an explosion in an apartment building in the southern city of Malmo. No-one was injured in the blast, which broke the building's main door, blew out windows and substantially damaged the entrance level in a southern...

Iowa authorities ID woman killed in oxygen tank explosion

Oct. 31, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southern Iowa have identified a woman who died following an explosion in a home involving an oxygen tank. The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old Diane Golos died in the incident. Officials say the cause and...

2 killed in house explosion on reservation

Oct. 31, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) — Tribal police in southeastern South Dakota say two people are dead in a house explosion near Wagner. Yankton Sioux Reservation Police Chief Willard Bruguier Jr. says one adult and one child died when the house was reduced to rubble Wednesday at Wagner North Housing. Bruguier declined to...

Girl, 11, injured playing with fireworks in home

Oct. 30, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old who was playing with fireworks inside her Philadelphia home was injured when one exploded. It happened Tuesday on North Marvine Street. Retired nurse Janice McDonald tells WPVI-TV someone came running out of the house saying a little girl's fingers were cut...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...