Latest Explosions News

The Latest: New Mexico city honors firefighter who died

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Roswell officials say they're honoring a firefighter who died from injuries in a fireworks explosion with a procession. Officials say the procession for Jeff Stroble, who died Sunday, would begin at the Roswell Air Center late Monday...

New Mexico firefighter dies from firework explosion injuries

Jul. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico firefighter who was seriously injured last month in a fireworks explosion has died. Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham announced that Roswell firefighter Jeff Stroble died Sunday in Lubbock, Texas, where he was hospitalized for injuries suffered in a June 5 explosion. He was...

Minor injuries when oxygen tank explodes at hospital

Jul. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two people suffered minor injuries when an oxygen tank exploded at a Connecticut hospital. Norwalk Hospital officials said in a statement the oxygen cylinder from an outside source exploded in the ambulance bay at the hospital's emergency department at about 7:30 p.m....

Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion

Jul. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three rounds of...

Casino tower eyed for temporary dorm housing after gas blast

Jul. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials are negotiating to house 1,300 students in a tower that is part of a casino resort while two dormitories are closed to repair damage from a July 5 natural gas explosion. Officials said the talks with Eldorado Resorts call for the student housing...

Topeka man dies from injuries sustained in July 8 house fire

Jul. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 76-year-old man who was burned in an explosion and fire at his Topeka home has died. WIBW reports the Topeka fire department said Friday Vernon Fisher died last week at a Kansas City hospital. Fisher was trapped inside his home when a fire broke on July 8. A neighbor heard him yelling...

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12

Jul. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China, authorities said Saturday. Another 13 people were seriously injured and three others remained missing, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three...

Modesto home damaged in hash oil explosion; 1 arrested

Jul. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — One person has been arrested after a drug lab exploded, damaging a Modesto home. Authorities say a butane hash oil lab exploded Thursday in the backyard shed of the house. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and there were no injuries. Police say they found more than...

Power station fires knock out service on hot day in Madison

Jul. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fires at two transmission substations in Wisconsin's capital on Friday knocked out power to thousands of customers on the hottest day of the year to-date, sending dual plumes of thick, black smoke into the air and shutting down government buildings, courtrooms and businesses, and...

The Latest: Cause of transmission fires still unknown

Jul. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on power station fires that left thousands without electricity on a hot day in Madison (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Utility officials say they have not yet identified the cause of a pair of blasts that knocked out electricity to about 13,000 customers. Madison Gas and...