Latest Explosions News

'Chemical spill' at Phoenix post office involved acetone

Sep. 21, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a reported chemical spill at a post office Saturday turned out to involve a shattered glass bottle of acetone, which is used in nail polish remover. Hazardous-materials personnel and police had responded to a report of a package exploding and Fire Department...

1 dead after underground tank explodes at NY gas station

Sep. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DICKINSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an explosion in an underground tank at an upstate New York gas station that killed a worker. State police say the explosion happened Friday afternoon at a Speedway station in the town of Dickinson in Broome County. Police say 57-year-old Arthur Hines was...

4 displaced by mobile home park explosion, fire

Sep. 21, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A hardware store in Ossipee is collecting donations for four people whose mobile homes were destroyed in an explosion and fire. No one was hurt by the smoke or flames Friday afternoon, but WMUR-TV reports that one woman hurt her ankle while getting out of one of the buildings. Eric...

Apparent gas explosion, fire damage mobile homes

Sep. 20, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a possible gas explosion damaged at least two residences in a mobile home park in Ossipee, New Hampshire. News reports say at least two homes caught fire Friday. There was no word of any injuries. Officials say they were able to get the fires mostly under control by the...

Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5

Sep. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic...

Investigators wrap up work at explosion site in Maine

Sep. 20, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Maine Fire Marshal's Office has finished its work at the site of a deadly explosion in Farmington, but isn't ready to release any conclusions. Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said investigators turned the scene over to its owners and their insurance...

1 killed in 'pipeline explosion' in south Mississippi

Sep. 20, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) — County officials in south Mississippi says one person has been killed in a "pipeline explosion." Wayne County Supervisor Joe Dyess tells WDAM-TV that the Friday morning explosion involved a stationary holding tank, but he could not say what was inside the tank. Sheriff Jody Ashley...

Another firefighter leaves hospital after deadly blast

Sep. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Another firefighter injured in a propane explosion in Farmington, Maine, has been released from the hospital. Officials announced Thursday that Capt. Timothy Hardy was released from Maine Medical Center in Portland. That leaves four people hospitalized in Portland and Boston, with...

30 people are looking for housing after explosion in Maine

Sep. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The number of people seeking new housing after a massive building explosion in Farmington, Maine, now stands at 30. Randy Dean, manager of a mobile home park, said all 11 mobile homes were rendered uninhabitable by the blast on Monday. The American Red Cross said Wednesday it's...

Explosion at Maryland school injures child, 2 adults

Sep. 18, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — An explosion in the boiler room of a Maryland school injured a child and two adults Wednesday. Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman Travis Francis told The Associated Press that one child and one adult were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said he...