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...

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...

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...

German women facing eviction blow up house

Sep. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a mother and daughter are under investigation for attempted murder after setting off an explosion at their home near Muenster when police and a court officer showed up to evict them. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday the 67-year-old and 38-year-old were both...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international airport...

Worker who herded people out before explosion is called hero

Sep. 17, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A maintenance manager was credited Tuesday with saving lives by evacuating a building before an explosion that gravely injured him, while investigators began examining the rubble to determine the cause and the firefighter who died was saluted. Larry Lord emptied the building of "at...

Propane blast kills firefighter, injures his brother, others

Sep. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A fierce propane explosion leveled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday, killing one firefighter and injuring at least eight other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The blast was so powerful it blew a...

The Latest: Injured chief is brother of fallen firefighter

Sep. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a deadly propane explosion in Maine (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Maine public safety officials say a firefighter killed in a propane explosion that injured eight other people was a 30-year member of the Farmington Fire Department. Gov. Janet Mills on Monday ordered...

Official: Firefighter killed, at least 6 injured as propane explosion levels building in Maine

Sep. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EDT
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Official: Firefighter killed, at least 6 injured as propane explosion levels building in Maine.

1 injured in marina fire, 4 boats sink

Sep. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a boat exploded causing a fire at a marina on Kentucky Lake. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the boat explosion and fire was reported Sunday at Leatherwood Marina in Stewart County. One person was injured and airlifted to Vanderbilt University...