Latest Explosions News

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5

Oct. 18, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night. Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical center in serious condition after...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

Oct. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others...

Explosion at New Mexico cannabis plant critically injures 2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men are in critical condition after an explosion at a cannabis manufacturing facility in New Mexico. The explosion Thursday at the New MexiCann Natural Medicine facility in Santa Fe was the second explosion that has injured workers at the plant in the last five years, the...

Riceland Rice says 3 injured, none seriously in plant blast

Oct. 16, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) — Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday blast that damaged the building,...

Judge probing Beirut blast receives FBI's investigation

Oct. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating a massive blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many people two months ago has received a report from the FBI about their own probe of the blast, state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday. The news agency said Judge Fadi Sawwan received the FBI report on...

Massachusetts home damaged by explosion in street

Oct. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts home has been damaged by an explosion in the street in front of the house, authorities said. No one was injured by the explosion reported to Tyngsborough police at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday and thought to have been caused by some type of firework, Tyngsborough police...

Mechanical problems likely cause of industrial plant fire

Oct. 12, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Mechanical problems at a Tacoma industrial plant are the likely cause for a fire that triggered explosions and spewed toxic chemicals into the air early Sunday. KING-TV reports it took several hours for Tacoma firefighters to put the fire out but a special Hazmat Team that prepares...

Officials: 3 adults, 2 children injured in house fire

Oct. 12, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three adults and two children were injured in a house fire that may have been caused by an explosion, authorities said. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said the victims' injuries were serious but not life-threatening, The Baltimore Sun reported. Officials said fire...

People wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran has highest day death toll from virus, currency plunges

Oct. 11, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari...

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a building  after a diesel tank exploded in the neighborhood of Tarik al-Jadida, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Small explosion at bakery in Lebanese capital kills 4 people

Oct. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A diesel tank exploded inside a Beirut building on Friday night, killing four people and injuring several others, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast in the western neighborhood of Tariq Jadidah. The state-run National News Agency said the blaze...