Latest Explosions News

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...

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...

Owner of dry cleaner that burned in an explosion charged

Sep. 17, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — The owner of a dry cleaning business that burned following an explosion last year has been charged with arson and other counts. The Sarpy County Attorney's Office says in news release that 53-year-old Michael McKernan, owner of the Wardrobe Spa just southwest of Omaha, was also...

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...

Cause sought after 1 dead in Michigan home explosion

Sep. 16, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an investigation is ongoing into a weekend Michigan home explosion and fire that killed a woman and injured her adult daughter. The Huron County sheriff's office says the explosion happened Saturday night in Sand Beach Township, about 105 miles (169...

Man's body found after house blast on daughter's wedding day

Sep. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who they believe triggered an explosion in his western Pennsylvania home on his daughter's wedding day. Officials have not released the man's name and they're awaiting autopsy results to determine how he died. Police say neighbors reported...